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Pear lace bug adult

Pear lace bug
Hemiptera tingitidae

○ Scientific name : Stephanitis nashi nashi
○ English name : pear lace bug
○ Size : The body length of pear lace bug is 3∼3.5mm
○ Hosts : pear, apple, wild apple, peach, apricot, plum, Japanese apricot flower and more
○ Distribution : Korea, Japan, China and more
 
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late-instar pear lace bug nymph (right) 
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pear lace bug nymph

The body length of pear lace bug is 3~3.5 mm. The adult's front wings have retiform nervure and those are translucent. When the insect folds the wings, you can see the black spotted pattern on the wings and it looks like a shield. The bug's head is small and brown and it has pop compound eyes. Moreover, its body lower part is black and the legs are yellow.   
 
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early-instar pear lace bug nymph
It appears 3~4 times a year and stay over the coldest as an adult on the weed, fallen leaves, and the lower part of stem. From early to middle of May, the pear lace bug spawns on the midrib or inside tissue following the 1st vein and it covers the eggs with its brown secretion.
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the damaged leaf by pear lace bug (front)
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the damaged leaf by pear lace bug (behind of the leaf)
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pear lace bug shedded the skin (adult)
Translated by Sunyoung Cho






 

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