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Corythauma ayyari



Corythauma ayyari


  • Last modified
  • 07 May 2020
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Corythauma ayyari
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Corythauma ayyari (Drake)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hemiptera
  •                         Suborder: Heteroptera
  •                             Family: Tingidae
  •                                 Genus: Corythauma
  •                                     Species: Corythauma ayyari

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 07 May 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


EgyptPresentvan der Heyden (2020)
TunisiaPresent, LocalizedCABI and EPPO (2016); Haouas et al. (2015); EPPO (2020)


IndiaPresentCABI and EPPO (2016); EPPO (2020)
-Andhra PradeshPresentCABI and EPPO (2016); Singh and Satyanarayana (1996)
-KeralaPresentCABI and EPPO (2016); Nair and Nair (1974)
-Madhya PradeshPresentCABI and EPPO (2016)
-MaharashtraPresentCABI and EPPO (2016); CABI (Undated)
-RajasthanPresentCABI and EPPO (2016)
-Tamil NaduPresentCABI and EPPO (2016)
IsraelPresent, Few occurrencesCABI and EPPO (2016); Novoselsky and Freidberg (2013); EPPO (2020)
LaosPresentCABI and EPPO (2016); EPPO (2020)
MalaysiaPresentCABI and EPPO (2016); EPPO (2020)
-Peninsular MalaysiaPresentEPPO (2020)
PakistanPresentCABI and EPPO (2016); EPPO (2020)
SingaporePresentCABI and EPPO (2016); EPPO (2020)
Sri LankaPresentCABI and EPPO (2016); EPPO (2020)
SyriaPresentZeity and Ali (2019); EPPO (2020)
ThailandPresentCABI and EPPO (2016); EPPO (2020)
United Arab EmiratesPresentCABI and EPPO (2016); EPPO (2020)
VietnamPresentCABI and EPPO (2016); EPPO (2020)


FrancePresent, Few occurrencesCABI and EPPO (2016); EPPO (2020)
GreecePresentEPPO (2020)
ItalyPresent, Few occurrencesCABI and EPPO (2016); Pedata et al. (2013); EPPO (2020)
-SicilyPresent, LocalizedCABI and EPPO (2016); EPPO (2020)
MaltaPresentEPPO (2020)
MonacoPresentvan der Heyden (2019); EPPO (2020)
SpainPresent, Few occurrencesCABI and EPPO (2016); EPPO (2020)

Habitat List

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Distribution References

CABI, EPPO, 2016. Corythauma ayyari. [Distribution map]. In: Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, Wallingford, UK: CABI. Map 804.

CABI, Undated. Compendium record. Wallingford, UK: CABI

EPPO, 2020. EPPO Global database. In: EPPO Global database, Paris, France: EPPO.

Haouas D, Guilbert E, Ben Halima-Kamel M, 2015. First report of Corythauma ayyari (Drake) (Hemiptera: Tingidae) on Arabian and Spanish jasmine in Tunisia. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin. 45 (1), 144-147. DOI:10.1111/epp.12187

Nair C P R, Nair M R G K, 1974. Studies on the biology of the lace-wing Corythauma ayyari Drake a pest of jasmine. Agricultural Research Journal of Kerala. 12 (2), 172-173.

Novoselsky T, Freidberg A, 2013. Corythauma ayyari (Drake) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Tingidae) - a new pest of ornamentals in Israel. Phytoparasitica. 41 (2), 149-150. DOI:10.1007/s12600-012-0273-x

Pedata P A, Guilbert É, Nugnes F, Mancini D, 2013. Discovery of a population of Corythauma ayyari (Heteroptera Tingidae), on Jasminum officinale (Oleaceae): a new phytophagous for Italy. (Rinvenimento di una popolazione di Corythauma ayyari (Heteroptera Tingidae) su Jasminum officinale (Oleaceae): un nuovo fitofago per l'Italia.). Protezione delle Colture. 36-39.

Singh T V K, Satyanarayana J, 1996. Lacewing bug, Corythauma ayyari (Drake) infestation on December flowers in Andhra Pradesh - a new record. Insect Environment. 2 (3), 112.

van der Heyden T, 2019. First record of Corythauma ayyari (Drake) (Heteroptera: Tingidae) in Monaco. Revista Chilena de Entomología. 45 (4), 579-581.

van der Heyden T, 2020. First record of Corythauma ayyari (Drake, 1933) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Tingidae) in Egypt. Journal of the Heteroptera of Turkey. 2 (1), 1-2.

Zeity M, Ali A Y, 2019. First report of the lacebug Corythauma ayyari (Drake) (Hemiptera: Tingidae) on Jasminum grandiflorum L. and Jasminum sambac (L.) from Syria. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin. 49 (2), 398-400. DOI:10.1111/epp.12578

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