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Corythauma ayyari



Corythauma ayyari


  • Last modified
  • 25 October 2019
  • 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.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes


IndiaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2016
-Andhra PradeshPresentSingh and Satyanarayana, 1996; CABI/EPPO, 2016
-KeralaPresentNair and Nair, 1974; CABI/EPPO, 2016
-Madhya PradeshPresentCABI/EPPO, 2016
-MaharashtraPresentDorge, 1971; CABI/EPPO, 2016
-RajasthanPresentCABI/EPPO, 2016
-Tamil NaduPresentCABI/EPPO, 2016
IsraelPresent, few occurrencesNovoselsky and Freidberg, 2013; CABI/EPPO, 2016
LaosPresentCABI/EPPO, 2016
MalaysiaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2016
PakistanPresentCABI/EPPO, 2016
SingaporePresentCABI/EPPO, 2016
Sri LankaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2016
SyriaPresentZeity and Ali, 2019
ThailandPresentCABI/EPPO, 2016
United Arab EmiratesPresentCABI/EPPO, 2016
VietnamPresentCABI/EPPO, 2016


TunisiaRestricted distributionHaouas et al., 2015; CABI/EPPO, 2016


FrancePresent, few occurrencesCABI/EPPO, 2016
ItalyPresent, few occurrencesPedata et al., 2013; CABI/EPPO, 2016
-Italy (mainland)Present, few occurrencesCABI/EPPO, 2016
-SicilyRestricted distributionCABI/EPPO, 2016
MonacoPresentvan der Heyden, 2019
SpainPresent, few occurrencesCABI/EPPO, 2016

Habitat List

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CABI, EPPO, 2016. Corythauma ayyari. [Distribution map]. In: Distribution Maps of Plant Pests , (No.June) Wallingford, UK: CABI.Map 804.

DORGE, S. K., 1971. A note on Corythauma ayyari Drake (Tingidae) as a pest of Jasminum sp. in Maha-rashtra State. Science and Culture, 37(3), 156-157.

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, (No.3), 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.

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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