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Lace Bug - Dictyla echii

Lace Bug - Dictyla echii
Preservation Park, Guelph (N43º30'21"W080º13'25"), Wellington, Ontario, Canada
July 4, 2009
Size: 3.2 mm
Collected by sweeping trail-side vegetation. I don't see this one in the guide. Both antennae missing, unfortunately.

a euroimport, Dictyla echii (Schrank)
prove me wrong...

Moved from Lace Bugs.

All correct
This lace bug is a European insect that fortunatelly came with its host plant Echium vulgare, or Viper's Bugloss or Bluedevil. There must have been a few of these plants along the path where Stephen was sweeping.

Another one!
=v= strikes again! :-]

i asked Dr Miller to check it
who knows...

Hi, Stephen. We haven't talked in some time.
If you still have the specimen, get a shot from the side showing the hood. Probably hard to sort out since it was swept, but do you have any idea what plant it was on. Finally, I'm assuming this was a solo, i.e. not part of a colony.

(Clarification of the above will ultimately help in an ID, which ain't forthcoming from me. But I do know the drill.)

Ron, thanks for the tips.
Indeed, it has been some time since we talked. Well, the specimen is fairly flat on top - I will get a lateral shot soon. Plant could be a Solidago or aster; both of which were plentiful along the trail I took. And yes, the bug was solo, as it was the only one I came up with after doing much sweeping.

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