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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.
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