Pieris lacebug originates from Japan, it was first detected in Britain near Windsor in 1998. Since then it has become widespread in England, where it can damage the foliage of Pieris and rhododendrons. It is sometimes called the andromeda lacebug.
Latin name Stephanitis takeyai
Plants affected Pieris and rhododendron
Main symptoms Pale and mottled upper leaf; lower leaf surface has brown excrement with flattened insects and cast skins
Caused by A sap-sucking insect
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