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
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.