Andromeda Lacebug Stephanitis takeyai (Drake and Maa, 1955)
The tiny Andromeda Lacebug is usually found on the garden shrubs Pieris and Rhododendron and although known from the UK since 1998, there are still few records of this Japanese species. Recorded as being new to Nottinghamshire in August 2016, when a single specimen was swept from marginal vegetation at Attenborough NR (Sexton, T.). There have been surprisingly quick follow up records from Market Warsop in August 2017 (Pendleton, T.A. and Pendleton, D.T.) and from Attenborough village (Sexton, T.) in September 2017, perhaps suggesting that Stephanitis takeyai is well established in the county. It would be some coincidence that Nottinghamshire's only three specimens were recorded by the only people actively recording Lacebugs. Our thanks go to Tim who kindly allowed us to use his photographs (top two) on the website.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Stephanitis takeyai
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated November 2017

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