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Genus Gargaphia

6010326 Tingidae LACE BUG - Gargaphia tiliae Tingid on Sycamore - Gargaphia tiliae Tingidae, lateral - Gargaphia angulata Linden Lace Bug (Gargaphia tiliae)? on a sunflower - Gargaphia solani lace bug - Gargaphia Gargaphia? - Gargaphia Eggplant Lace Bug (Gargaphia solani)? - Gargaphia Tingini; Gargaphia? - Gargaphia
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 in(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 .