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Species Corythucha arcuata - Oak 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 Corythucha
Species arcuata (Oak Lace Bug)
Explanation of Names
Corythucha arcuata (Say 1832)
most of the US and so. Canada; recently introduced to Europe (2000) and Turkey (2003) - Map (1)(2)
various oaks (Quercus spp.), occasionally on Castanea, Acer, Malus, Rosa(3)
Life Cycle
Several generations a year. Adults overwinter in bark crevices and similar protected areas of their host. During the spring they attach eggs to the underside of leaves. Upon hatching, nymphs begin feeding on the underside of the leaf. Egg-to-adult cycle may complete in 30-45 days; in late summer, all active stages may feed together.(4)
Internet References
Illustration - Smithsonian Institution, NMNH, Entomology