Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#17232
lacey-winged bug - Corythucha associata

lacey-winged bug - Corythucha associata
Milton, Massachusetts, USA
May 11, 2005
Size: 5mm

Images of this individual: tag all
lacey-winged bug - Corythucha associata lacey-winged bug - Corythucha associata

C. associata vs. C. cerasi?
I have been going back and forth between the C. associata and C. cerasi photos and I cannot grok the difference between the two. If you find the lacebugs on black cherry (Prunus serotina) how would you know which one is which, the photos look identical and they apparently have the same host plant...

Corythucha species
Several are shown at Cedar Creek. Apparently, these guys are host-specific; what species of tree did you find this one on?

 
Corythucha
Indeed, most lace bugs are host specific, but don't be fooled by that, some feed on a great number of hosts, and sometimes completely unrelated plants as well. I suspect this one might be C. associata Osborn and Drake, its preferred host is cherry. My other guess would be C. aesculi, the buckeye (Aesculus octandra) lace bug, if you have buckeye trees in Massachusetts.

 
Corythucha associata
There were plenty of cherry trees around, and no buckeyes. Thanks for checking out the Lace bugs, and getting this down to species.

 
no tree
I found it on my pants when I got in my car. I don't think that helps.

Lace Bug (Tingidae) ...
.... and a Fantastik Foto, Tom! See Bohrer and White pg. 120. Some species, unlike this one have a lacey covering over the head also.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.