Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stephanitis pyri

Stephanitis pyri (Frabricius, 1775)

pear lace bug

polyphagous on deciduous trees and shrubs


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; Quercus; Ribes; Robinia; Rosa; Tilia; Ulmus; Vaccinium.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


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

Last modified 20.ii.2020