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Family Tingidae - Lace Bugs

Lace Bug - Corythucha morrilli Lace bug on cherry - Corythucha arcuata Lace Bug nymph  - Corythucha Corythucha - Corythucha pergandei Walnut Lace Bug - Corythucha juglandis Tingidae - Corythucha pergandei I think - Corythucha Fly ID - Stephanitis takeyai Corythucha
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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Tingidae LaPorte 1832
~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, b)
3-5 mm (NA)(1), 2-8+ mm worldwide(4)
Adults have a sculptured lacelike pattern of the dorsum; nymphs are usually spiny and black. Other important characters (5):
ocelli absent
beak and antennae four-jointed
scutellum absent or much reduced, replaced by the angular hind portions of the pronotum
tarsi two-jointed
Keys to FL spp. in(6)
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)
Life Cycle
Eggs usually laid on the underside of leaves near veins(1)
Print References
*Online here
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Guilbert E. (2013) Lace bugs database
3.Phylogeny of Cantacaderinae (Het.: Tingidae) revisited after the description of a new genus and new species from New Caledonia
Guilbert E. 2012. Eur. J. Entomol. 109: 111-116.
4.Biodiversity of the Heteroptera
Henry T.J. 2009. In: Foottit R.G., Adler P.H., eds. Insect biodiversity: Science and society. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell: 223-263.
5.An Introduction to Entomology
John Henry Comstock. 1933. The Comstock publishing Co.
6.Key to Tingidae of Florida, by A. Bisson, S. Clark, M. Lehnert, R. Stein
7.Photo gallery of the Spencer Entomological Collection
8.Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects
Norman F. Johnson, Charles A. Triplehorn. 2004. Brooks Cole.
9.The Tingitoidea of Ohio (Ohio Biological Survey Bulletin: volume 2 number 4-Bulletin 8)
Osborn, Herbert, and Drake, Carl John. 1916. Ohio State University.
10.Tingoidea of Oklahoma (Hemiptera)
Drew W.A., Arnold D.C. 1977. Proc. Oklahoma Acad. Sci. 57: 29-31.
11.Encyclopedia of Entomology, 2nd ed
Capinera J.L., ed. 2008. Springer, lxiii+4346 pp. (4 vols.).