A scientific review on the ecology and management of the azalea lace bug stephanitis pyrioides (scott) (tingidae: Hemiptera)

Shakunthala - Nair, S. Kristine Braman

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The azalea lace bug, Stephanitis pyrioides (Scott) (Tingidae: Hempitera), is a major pest of azaleas (Rhododendron L spp.). Since its introduction from Asia in the 1940s, the pest has spread considerably within and outside the US. It causes severe economic damage to azaleas and also attacks other ericaceous hosts. The widespread acceptance and cultivation of its preferred host plants, azaleas, in landscapes and home gardens prompted extensive research on S. pyrioides with respect to biology, damage and management. This review summarizes the work done on this pest and provides directions for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-263
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Entomological Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes



  • Azalea
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Lace bug
  • Management
  • Review
  • Stephanitis pyrioides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Insect Science
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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