Corythucha ciliata (Say, 1832)

platanus lace bug

on Platanus

Corythucha ciliata: imago on Platanus spec.

Platanus spec., Hungary, Budapest, 29.iv.2016 © László Érsek

Corythucha ciliata: imago on Platanus spec.

adult

Corythucha ciliata: larvae on Platanus spec.

Platanus spec., Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár, 8.vi.2015 © László Érsek: larvae

Corythucha ciliata: larva on Platanus spec.

larva

Corythucha ciliata: damage on Platanus spec.

underside of an occupied lead

Corythucha ciliata: damage on Platanus spec.

Platanus spec., Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár, 24.vii.2011 © László Érsek: occupied leaf, upperside

Corythucha ciliata on Platanus spec.

severe damage

parasite

The first symptoms are a white stippling of the leaves.

host plants

Platanaceae, monophagous

Platanus acerifolia, hispanica, orientalis.

phenology

Hibernation as imago under bark flakes.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

notes

The common English name “sycamore lace bug” is a misnomer: the species does not live on sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus). Originally it is a North American species; it was first observed in Europe in Italy in 1986.

references

Aukema & Hermes (2009a), Halbert & Meeker (2011a), Malumphy, Reid & Eyre (2006a), Milevoj (2004a).

mod 15.xi.2018