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Species Stephanitis takeyai - Andromeda Lace Bug

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Classification
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 takeyai (Andromeda Lace Bug)
Explanation of Names
Stephanitis takeyai Drake & Maa 1955
Range
native to Japan, adventive in NA (e. US + BC)(1)(2)
Food
recorded hosts in e. US: Andromeda, Aperula, Cinnamomum, Lindera, Lynoia, Pieris, Salix(3); prefers Japanese Andromeda (several more host plants from a number of families reported in Japan)
Remarks
earliest NA record: 1945
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Alien true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Canada: composition and adaptations
Scudder G.G.E., Foottit R.G. 2006. Can. Entomol. 138: 24-51.
2.Guilbert E. (2013) Lace bugs database
3.Heteroptera of economic importance
Schaefer C.W., Panizzi A.R. (eds). 2000. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 828 pp.