Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stephanitis pyrioides

Stephanitis pyrioides (Scott, 1874)

azalea lace bug

on Rhododendron, etc.


Larvae and imagines freely at the undersides of the leaves.

host plants

Ericaceae, oligophagous

Kalmia angustifolia, latifolia; Rhododendron amoenum, indicum, japonicum, kaempferi, molle, ponticum.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).


Aukema (2013a), Aukema & Hermes (2006a), Aukema, Hermes & Woudstra (1997a), Gogala & Seljak (2010a), Kment (2007a), Rabitsch (2008a), Streito 2006a.

Last modified 17.ii.2022