Tingidae


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Tingidae

[′tin·jə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The lace bugs, the single family of the hemipteran superfamily Tingoidea.

Tingidae

 

(lace bugs), a family of insects of the order Hemip-tera. The elytra and usually part of the thorax coverings have a reticular-alveolate structure and resemble lace (hence the name). The tarsi are two-jointed; ocelli are lacking. The body length is from 1.5 to 5 mm. There are more than 1,800 species (about 240 genera); in the USSR about 130 species.

Tingidae live, often in large congregations, on the leaves of plants, whose juices they feed on. They are not very mobile. The Stephanitis pyri, common in the southern European USSR, the Caucusus, and Middle Asia, damages the leaves of pear, apple, and other fruit trees, and also the leaves of wild trees and shrubs, especially lindens.

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Although it is important to emphasize that very few Tingidae nymphs are known, and that these tubercles could be present in earlier instars and thereby not completely absent in the species.
Possible explanations are that the genus is not monophyletic and all the nymphs described so far are not congeneric, or the evolution of such traits in Tingidae could be more intricate than previously thought.
The Morphology, Phylogeny, and Higher Classification of the Family Tingidae, Including the Description of a New Genus and Species of the Subfamily Vianaidinae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera).
1 1 1 Curculionidae 1 1 Tenebrionidae 1 2 Orthoptera Tettigoniidae nymph 0 0 Sap-sucking Hemiptera Unidentified nymph 1 1 Heteroptera Pentatomidae nymph 0 0 Rophalidae 0 0 Tingidae 1 12 Tingis sp.
unicosmta can be distinguished from other genera of Tingidae in Canada by the following key, adapted from Hurd (1946) and Pericart (1983).
The discovery of Monosteira unicostata in Canada now brings the total adventive Tingidae in this country to six, three of which are evidently established only in British Columbia (Table 1).
Thyreocoridae Corimelana pulicaria (Germar) Thyreocoridae Galgupha aterrima Malloch Tingidae Atheas austroriparius Heidemann Tingidae Corythucha aesculi Osborn & Drake Tingidae Corythucha cydoniae (Fitch) Tingidae Leptopharsa oblonga (Say) TOTAL 97 Sampling Family Site (a) Method (b) Spec.
Phylogeny and evolution of exaggerated traits among the Tingidae (Heteroptera, Cimicomorpha).
Immature stages of New Caledonian Tingidae (Heteroptera): Description and development.
Morphology and evolution of larval outgrowths of Tingidae (Insecta, Heteroptera), with description of new larvae.
2003) and Tingidae of Australia (Cassis and Bulbert 2004).
Observations sur l'appareil odorifique des Heteropteres particulierment celui des Tingidae, Vianaididae et Piesmatidae.