Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stephanitis pyri

Stephanitis pyri (Frabricius, 1775)

pear lace bug

polyphagous on deciduous trees and shrubs

Stephanitis pyri: suction damage to Pyrus communis subsp. pyraster

Pyrus communis subsp. pyraster, Hungary, Budapest, arboretum, 31.vii.2015 © László Érsek: suction damage

Stephanitis pyri: suction damage to Pyrus communis subsp. pyraster

leaf underside

Stephanitis pyri: larvae and frass

larvae and frass

Stephanitis pyri: adults

adults

parasite

All stages live freely at the undersides of the leaves. According to Buhr the suction damage on young shoots results in the development of rows of a few mm sized warts.

host plants

Castanea; Chaenomeles; Cornus; Cotoneaster; Crataegus; Cydonia; Juglans; Ligustrum; Malus domestica; Malus domestica; Prunus armeniaca, cerasus, domestica, persica; Pyrus communis & subsp. pyraster; Quercus; Ribes; Robinia; Rosa; Tilia; Ulmus; Vaccinium.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

references

Alford (2014a), Buhr (1965a), Roskam (2019a), Stehlík (2002a).

Last modified 27.iii.2021