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Species Stephanitis pyrioides - Azalea Lace Bug

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Miroidea
Family Tingidae (Lace Bugs)
Subfamily Tinginae
Tribe Tingini
Genus Stephanitis
Species pyrioides (Azalea Lace Bug)
Explanation of Names
Stephanitis pyrioides (Scott 1874)
3.4-4 mm(1)
native to E. Asia (prob. originates from Japan), adventive elsewhere, incl. NA (e. US to TX + WA-CA) and other continents(1)[Cite:185010](2)(3)
azaleas (primarily evergreen ones)[Cite:185010]
earliest record in our area: Washington, DC 1910(2)
Print References
Fact sheets: by R. Rosetta(3), by Gyeltshen & Hodges[Cite:185010] (beware of errors)
Works Cited
1.Keys to the insects of the Far East of the USSR, Vol. 2. Homoptera and Heteroptera
Lehr, P. A., ed. 1988. Leningrad, Nauka Publishing House.
2.Heteroptera of economic importance
Schaefer C.W., Panizzi A.R. (eds). 2000. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 828 pp.
3.Pacific Northwest Nursery IPM Website