Stephanitis rhododendri Horvath

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English Rhododendron lace bug Status LU: absent.
Lëtzebuergesch Rhododendron-Netzwanz Status Eur.: established.
Français Tigre du rhododendron RA: ISEIA: C0. Harmonia+: n/a.
Deutsch Rhododendron-Netzwanze Wikipedia: Wikipedia - English - Varroa mite | Wikispecies: Wikispecies - Varroa destructor
Nederlands Back to the list of invertebrates

Report the species

Report Stephanitis rhododendri to the National Museum of Natural History.

Brief description

Source: CC by The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London

Stephanitis rhododendri Horvath is a species of lace bug in the family Tingidae. It is found in Africa, Australia, Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China), and North America  (Wikipedia contributors, 2019).

Status and distribution in Luxembourg

Stephanitis rhododendri Horvath has not yet been reported from Luxembourg (MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF 2020).

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol

C0 (3+1+1+1) (Ries et al. 2017: 69).

Harmonia+ protocol

Overall risk score 0,08 = (Overall Invasion score 0,37 x Overall Impact score 0,39) (evaluated by Jennifer Cross, Svenja Christian and Roland Proess).


Worldwide distribution


  • GBIF, 2020. Stephanitis rhododendri Horvath in GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset [accessed 2020-04-20]
  • MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF, 2020. Stephanitis rhododendri Horvath in MNHNL-mdata, online portal combining species observation from Recorder-Lux, iNaturalist and GBIF. National Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg. URL: [Accessed 2020-04-20]
  • 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]
  • Wikipedia contributors, 2019. Stephanitis rhododendri, in: Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 23 September 2019, 04:36 UTC, <> [accessed 2020-04-20]

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