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Species Dictyla echii

Lace Bug - Dictyla echii Lace Bug - Dictyla echii - male - female Tingid on Vipers Bugloss (Echium vulgare) - Dictyla echii Tingid on Vipers Bugloss (Echium vulgare) - Dictyla echii Insect - Dictyla echii Insect - Dictyla echii
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 Dictyla
Species echii (Dictyla echii)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dictyla echii (Schrank 1781)
native to the Palaearctic, adventive in NA and now widespread across ne. US (to VA-OH) and adjacent Canada (NS-ON)(1)(2)
hosts: various Boraginaceae, incl. Echium vulgare (Viper's Bugloss or Bluedevil)(1)
earliest record in our area: PA 1958(2)
Works Cited
1.Dictyla echii: Seasonal history and North American records of an immigrant lace bug (Hemiptera: Tingidae)
Wheeler A.G., Jr., Hoebeke E.R. 1985. J. N.Y. Entomol. Soc. 93: 1057-1063.
2.Alien true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Canada: composition and adaptations
Scudder G.G.E., Foottit R.G. 2006. The Canadian Entomologist 138: 24-51.