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Corythucha ciliata (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Gilles San Martin
Source: Wikimedia Commons
Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Gitterwanzen
• English: lace bugs
• Español: tíngidos
• Français: tingidés

Tingidae - (lace bugs)

The lace-bugs form a large family of plant-feeding bugs (around 2,000 species) and are widely distributed. Several species are important plant pests like Stephanitis pyrioides, an invasive species in North America, or Corythucha ciliata, a pest of plane trees (sycamore) in several regions.

The members can be easily recognized by the lace-like ornamentations on the pronotum and wings. The pronotum extends backwards, covering the scutellum, and often has additional outgrows and structures, sometimes resembling those of the Membracidae.

For species damaging weeds see Tingidae (weed bioagents).

For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.

The following genera and individual species are currently entered in the system: