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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Observacoes preliminares sobre o parasitismo de ovos de Leptopharsa heveae (Hemiptera: Tingidae) em Pindorama, SP.
Entre las plagas del cultivo de caucho, las mas importantes son el gusano cachon Erinnyis ello Linnaeus, 1758 (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) y la chinche de encaje Leptopharsa heveae Drake & Poor, 1935 (Hemiptera: Tingidae) (Vendramin 1992; Garzon 2000; Tanzini 2006; Sterling y Rodriguez 2011; Rincon 2012).
In the dry season sample, a single Tingidae morphospecies (Tingis sp.1) had 278 individuals and this result was responsible for the discrepancy observed in average insect abundance and standard error in this season (Table 1 ; Appendix 1).
A new larval mite (Acari: Erythraeidae) ectoparasite on Monosteira unicostata (Hemiptera: Tingidae) from Iran.
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Na extensa lista de organismos invasores presentes na Europa, disponibilizada no portal DAISI (2011), European Invasive Alien Species Gateway, encontrase a especie focal deste estudo: Corythucha ciliata (Say 1832) (Hemiptera: Tingidae).
unicostata anda key to the genera of Tingidae in Canada are provided to help distinguish this adventive species from other Canadian Tingidae.