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Species Leptoypha mutica - Fringetree Lace Bug

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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 Leptoypha
Species mutica (Fringetree Lace Bug)
Explanation of Names
Leptoypha mutica (Say 1832)
2.3-3.1 mm
e. NA (QC-FL to SK-TX to Mexico)(1)(2)
on leaves of host plants in summer; leaf litter in winter
nymphs and adults feed on leaves of fringetree (Chionanthus) and several other ornamental trees(3)
Life Cycle
two generations per year in the south; overwinters as adults(3)
See Also
L. ilicis is very similar and can't be distinguished from mutica in the field, but occurs south of a line IL-IN-SC; all individuals north of that line would be L. mutica. (Wheeler 2005)
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.Checklist of the Hemiptera of Canada and Alaska
Maw, H.E.L., R.G. Foottit, K.G.A. Hamilton and G.G.E. Scudder. 2000. NRC Research Press.
3.Heteroptera of economic importance
Schaefer C.W., Panizzi A.R. (eds). 2000. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 828 pp.