Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
~165 spp. in 24 genera in our area (all but one in the Tinginae)(1)
, ~2,350 spp. in >280 genera worldwide(2)
arranged in 3 subfamilies(3)
; at least two of the genera recorded in NA represent adventive European spp. (images: a
Adults have a sculptured lacelike pattern of the dorsum; nymphs are usually spiny and black. Other important characters (5)
beak and antennae four-jointed
absent or much reduced, replaced by the angular hind portions of the pronotum
excellent habitus photos of 60 spp.(7)
, including 15 spp. not yet in the guide
worldwide and throughout NA(1)
Feed mainly on leaves of trees and shrubs, causing yellow spotting and sometimes browning and death of the leaves(8)
Eggs usually laid on the underside of leaves near veins(1)
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