Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stephanitis takeyai

Stephanitis takeyai Drake & Maa, 1955

andromeda lace bug

on Pieris, etc.

Stephanitis takeyai on Rhododendron spec.

Rhododendron spec., Belgium, prov. Antwerp, West Meerbeek, Hof ter Borcht, 11.viii.2021 © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Stephanitis takeyai on Rhododendron spec.

infested leaf, underside

Stephanitis takeyai on Rhododendron spec.

imago

Stephanitis takeyai on Rhododendron spec.

larva

Stephanitis takeyai on Rhododendron spec.

ant the underside of the leaf, mainly along the midribs, eggs are deposited, covered by a greyish dried secretion

Stephanitis takeyai on Rhododendron spec.

detail

Stephanitis takeyai on Rhododendron spec.

uncovered eggs

parasite

Larvae and imagines freely at the undersides of the leaves.

host plants

Ericaceae, monophagous

Pieris japonica.

Less often also Rhododendron.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

references

Aukema, Bos, Hermes & Zeinstra (2005a), Aukema, Bruers & Viskens (2005a), Aukema & Hermes (2006a), Aukema, Hermes & Woudstra (1997a), Barta & Bibeň (2016a), de Blok & van der Linden (2007a), Hommes, Westhoff & Melber (2003a), Rabitsch (2008a), Rabitsch & Frieß (2011a), Streito 2006a, Viskens, Bruers & Vercauteren (0000a).

Last modified 18.viii.2021