Stephanitis takeyai Drake & Maa, 1955

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English Andromeda lace bug Status LU: absent.
Lëtzebuergesch Andromeda-Netzwanz Status EU: established.
Français n/a RA: ISEIA: C0. Harmonia+: n/a.
Deutsch Andromeda-Netzwanze Wikipedia: Wikipedia - English - Andromeda lace bug Wikipedia - Deutsch - Andromeda-Netzwanze Nederlands | Wikispecies: n/a (2020)
Nederlands Rotsheidenetwants Back to the list of invertebrates

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Report Stephanitis takeyai to the National Museum of Natural History.

Brief description

Stephanitis takeyai (Tingidae sp.), Mook, the Netherlands - 2Stephanitis takeyai Drake & Maa, 1955 is a pest insect on plants of the genus Pieris, especially Pieris japonica, the Japanese andromeda. It originated in Japan with its host plant but has since been introduced to other areas of the globe. The andromeda lace bug is about 3 millimeters in length. It has a characteristic rounded pronotum, lacy black and white wings, and shiny gold highlighting. The bug produces mottling on the leaves of the plant, and heavy infestations can cause the leaves to drop in large numbers, stunting the plant’s growth. Both nymph and adult forms damage the leaves by piercing them to suck the juices, and leave dark frass on the undersides of the leaves. Damage is worst on plants that grow in full sun (Wikipedia contributors 2018).

Status and distribution in Luxembourg

Stephanitis takeyai Drake & Maa, 1955 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

Not assessed yet.

Worldwide distribution


  • GBIF, 2019. Stephanitis takeyai Drake & Maa, 1955 in GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset [accessed 2020-04-20]
  • MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF, 2020. Stephanitis takeyai Drake & Maa, 1955 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, 2018. ‘Stephanitis takeyai’, Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 21 March 2018, 10:34 UTC, <> [accessed20 April 2020]

 Page content last updated on 2020-04-21.