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Genus Gargaphia

Gargaphia iridescens Champion - Gargaphia iridescens Congregating insects - Gargaphia solani Lace Bug - Gargaphia Tingidae ? - Gargaphia tiliae Lace Bug - Gargaphia amorphae Gargaphia sp. - Gargaphia Gargaphia solani maybe? - Gargaphia solani Gargaphia solani mate - on Solanum elaeagnifolium - Gargaphia solani - male - female
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
Explanation of Names
Gargaphia Stål 1862
apparently from Greek mythology (see Naias Gargathie)
15 spp. in our area(1), 66 spp. total(2)
3-4 mm or somewhat larger(3)
can be separated by the interrupted rostral sulcus between the meso- and metasternum by a prominent transverse sinuous carina(3)
last revised by Gibson (1890)(4)
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.The Tingitoidea of Ohio (Ohio Biological Survey Bulletin: volume 2 number 4-Bulletin 8)
Osborn, Herbert, and Drake, Carl John. 1916. Ohio State University.
4.The Genus Gargaphia Stål (Tingidae; Heteroptera)
Edmund H. Gibson. 1890. Transactions of the American Entomological Society .