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Species Teleonemia scrupulosa - Lantana 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 Teleonemia
Species scrupulosa (Lantana Lace Bug)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Teleonemia scrupulosa Stål 1873
3-4 mm(1)
se. US (GA-FL-TX) to W. Indies & S. America(2); intentionally introduced into many tropical countries of the Old World(3)
Feeds on undersides of leaves of Lantana (a woody ornamental plant that has become a weed in some southern states) and Leucophyllum(1)
introduced in many countries where Lantana is considered a noxious weed(3)
Feeding damages leaves and prevents development of flower buds.
Internet References
Fact sheet (Habeck et al. 2013)(1)
Works Cited
1.University of Florida: Featured Creatures
2.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
3.Heteroptera of economic importance
Schaefer C.W., Panizzi A.R. (eds). 2000. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 828 pp.