Description: “Tingidae”

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Title: Tingidae


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date: 2015-06-29


A family of about 2,000 species of small phytophagous Heteroptera in the order Hemiptera, whose hemelytra and pronotum are ornamented with dense, lace-like reticulations. They feed on the underside of leaves and place their eggs within the tissue of the host-plant. A few species, like Stephanitis pyri and Monosteira unicostata, are pests.


Bolu, H. 2007. Population dynamics of lacebugs (Heteroptera: Tingidae) and its natural enemies in almond orchards of Turkey. Journal of the Entomological Research Society 9: 33–37.

Neal, J.W. and Schaefer J.W. 2000. Lace bugs (Tingidae). In:

Heteroptera of Economic Importance (Eds: Schaefer, C.W. and

Panizzi A.R.) CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 85–138.