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Species Gargaphia solani - Eggplant Lace Bug

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Miroidea
Family Tingidae (Lace Bugs)
Subfamily Tinginae
Tribe Tingini
Genus Gargaphia
Species solani (Eggplant Lace Bug)
Explanation of Names
Gargaphia solani Heidemann 1914
e. US to AZ / Mex. - Map (1)(2)(3)(4)
hosts include eggplant, tomato, potato, sunflower, sage, cotton, and horsenettle
Life Cycle
females of the subsocial lace bug, Gargaphia solani lay eggs in the nests of conspecifics whenever the opportunity arises (Tallamy 1985)
Type Locality: Missouri
Print References
Tallamy, D.W. (1985) “Egg dumping” in lace bugs (Gargaphia solani, Hemiptera: Tingidae). Behav Ecol Sociobiol 17: 357–362. (Summary)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
2.Guilbert E. (2013) Lace bugs database
3.Checklist of the Hemiptera of Canada and Alaska
Maw, H.E.L., R.G. Foottit, K.G.A. Hamilton and G.G.E. Scudder. 2000. NRC Research Press.
4.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)