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The first records of Stephanitis takeyai Drake & Maa, 1955 (Hemiptera: Tingidae) from Portugal are reported. The European distribution of the species is summarized.
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Stephanitis takeyai Drake & Maa, 1955 (Hemiptera: Tingidae),
new species for Portugal.
José Manuel Grosso-Silva 1, Iúri Frias 1 & Torsten van der Heyden 2
1 Museu de História Natural e da Ciência da Universidade do Porto (MHNC-UP) / PRISC, Praça Gomes Teixeira.
4099-002 Porto, Portugal. e-mails: jmgrossosilva@mhnc.up.pt; iafrias@mhnc.up.pt
2 Immenweide 83. D-22523 Hamburg, Germany. e-mail: tmvdh@web.de
Abstract: The first records of Stephanitis takeyai Drake & Maa, 1955 (Hemiptera: Tingidae) from Portugal are
reported. The European distribution of the species is summarized.
Key words: Hemiptera, Tingidae, Stephanitis takeyai, Portugal, Europe, distribution, first records.
Resumen: Stephanitis takeyai Drake & Maa, 1955 (Hemiptera: Tingidae), nueva especie para Portugal. Se
presentan las primeras citas de Stephanitis takeyai Drake & Maa, 1955 (Hemiptera: Tingidae) de Portugal. Se resume la
distribución europea de la especie.
Palabras clave: Hemiptera, Tingidae, Stephanitis takeyai, Portugal, Europa, distribución, primeras citas.
Recibido: 13 de octubre de 2020 Publicado on-line: 20 de octubre de 2020
Aceptado: 18 de octubre de 2020
The andromeda lacebug, Stephanitis takeyai Drake & Maa, 1955 (Hemiptera: Tingidae), is an
Asian species described from Japan that has been introduced into several areas around the globe,
namely Europe, India, and the United States of America (DRAKE & RUHOFF, 1965; PÉRICART &
GOLUB, 1996; RABITSCH, 2008, 2010). The species lives on ornamental plants of the family Ericaceae
(Pieris, Rhododendron, Lyonia), showing a preference for Pieris japonica (Thunb.) D. Don ex G. Don
(RABITSCH, 2008).
In Europe, S. takeyai was first recorded in the Netherlands in 1994 (AUKEMA, 1996), and
subsequently from England (MALUMPHY et al., 1998), Poland (SOIKA & LABANOWSKI, 1999), Italy
(COLOMBO & LIMONTA, 2001), Germany (HOFFMANN, 2003; HOMMES et al., 2003), Belgium
(AUKEMA et al., 2005), France (STREITO & MARTINEZ, 2005; STREITO, 2006), Switzerland
(MEGRÓZ, 2008), the Czech Republic (HRADIL et al., 2008), Austria (RABITSCH & FRIEß, 2011),
Hungary (VÉTEK et al., 2012), Spain (PÉREZ-OTERO & MANSILLA, 2012), and Slovakia (BARTA &
BIBEŇ, 2016). In the Iberian Peninsula, its presence is only recorded from the north-western province
of Pontevedra (PÉREZ-OTERO & MANSILLA, 2012).
In the present contribution we record S. takeyai from mainland Portugal for the first time,
representing a southwards extension of its known Iberian distribution, which remains limited to the
north-western part of Iberia. The specimens studied were identified with the key provided by
STREITO (2006).
Material examined: PORTUGAL: Porto district: Porto municipality: Porto Botanical Garden
(29TNF3056), 20/09/2019, 8 specimens, Iúri Frias leg. (MHNC-UP collection: MHNCUP/ART/37662
to MHNCUP/ART/37669). The specimens were collected on P. japonica and the species has
subsequently been observed multiple times on the same spot, the most recent observation on
12/10/2020.
Grosso-Silva et al. (2020): Stephanitis takeyai Drake & Maa, 1955 (Hemiptera: Tingidae), new species for Portugal.
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