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Stephanitis takeyai Stephanitis takeyai, full animal. Details of head here:<br />
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  1. Stunning! I'm guessing these are only a few mm? Posted 2 years ago
    1. The adults are roughly 3mm, the larger ones maybe a little more (3,5mm max?) Posted 2 years ago

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The andromeda lace bug is a pest insect on plants of the genus ''Pieris'', especially ''Pieris japonica'', the Japanese andromeda. It originated in Japan with its host plant but has since been introduced to other areas of the globe. At least one ''Pieris'' species, ''Pieris floribunda'', is resistant to the bug.

Stephanitis takeyai is native to Japan, where it was described as Tingis globulifera Matsumura 1905 (Drake and Ruhoff 1965).

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Nov 27, 2016.