Corythucha ciliata Say, 1832

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English Sycamore lace bug ISEIA: C3
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Report the species

Report Corythucha ciliata to the National Museum of Natural History.

Status and distribution in Luxembourg

Distribution map of Corythucha ciliata Say, 1832 in Luxembourg. Data source: Recorder-Lux, iNaturalist & GBIF, 2019-12-13.

The sycamore lace bug is considered widespread in Luxembourg. The first time the species was observed in Luxembourg was in 2010 in Wasserbillig. It was found by Svenja Christian. The article by Schneider & Christian (2013) lists 14 localities where the species occurred in 2012, while 19 observations are documented in the Recorder database (26/01/2018).

C. ciliata can cause considerable damage to its plane tree hosts during the growing season, resulting in premature leaf abscission, leaving the trees partially or completely defoliated.

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: C3 (3+1+1+1) (Ries et al. 2017: 68).


  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]
  • Schneider, N., 2014. Auf Spurensuche. 59. Platanennetzwanzen. Regulus 6/14: 27
  • Schneider, N. & S. Christian, 2013. Découverte de Corythucha ciliata (Say, 1832) et de Derephysia sinuatocollis Puton, 1879 au Luxembourg et autres observations dignes d’intérêt (Insecta, Hemiptera, Heteroptera). Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 114: 105-109. [PDF 3386 KB]

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