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Tingidae Checklist: Lace Bugs

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10 October 2022

Lace bugs belong to the family Tingidae and are recognised by the lace-like structure on their pronotum and forewings. Lace bugs are usually host-specific and feed on the undersides of leaves by piercing the epidermis and sucking the sap. The holes left behind by the pierced epidermis are also how we typically identify the leaves that lace bugs may have infested.

Lace bug (Stephanitis typicus) - DSC_4017ig

Some lace bugs exhibit beautiful lace-like tessellations on their pronotum and forewings.

Radermachera leaf - P9229254

Lace bugs tend to feed on weaker leaves, leaving symptoms of a severely pierced epidermis.

Most were identified and spotted with the kind assistance of Ee Hean. Thank you!

All photos are of live subjects shot in the field, with the lateral view selected where available. Click on individual photos for larger views and views from other angles. As specimens were not collected, identifications were done purely based on photographs and may not be 100% accurate.

This page will be updated regularly, please let me know if you spot any mistakes.

View my complete Flickr photo set: Tingidae – Lace Bugs.

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Class: Insecta Linnaeus, 1758

Order: Hemiptera Linnaeus, 1758

Superfamily: Miroidea Hahn, 1833

Family: Tingidae Laporte, 1832

Subfamily: Cantacaderinae Stål, 1873

Tribe: Cantacaderini Stål, 1873

Genus: Teratocader Drake, 1950

Lace bug (Teratocader sp.) - DSC_3504

Singapore: Teratocader sp.

Lace bug (Teratocader sp.) - P3059898

Singapore: Teratocader sp.

Subfamily: Tinginae Laporte, 1832

Tribe: Tingini Laporte, 1832

Genus: Alloiothucha Drake, 1927

Lace bug (Alloiothucha artocarpi) - P3060285

Singapore: Alloiothucha artocarpi (Horváth, 1926)

Host plants: Artocarpus heterophyllus (Jackfruit), Ficus punctata, Ficus microcarpa

Lace bug (Alloiothucha artocarpi) - P3060299

Singapore: Alloiothucha artocarpi (Horváth, 1926)

Host plants: Artocarpus heterophyllus (Jackfruit), Ficus punctata, Ficus microcarpa

Genus: Ammianus Distant, 1903

Lace bug (Ammianus ravanus) - PA079974

Singapore: Ammianus ravanus (Kirkaldy, 1902)

Host plant: Vitex trifolia

Lace bug (Ammianus ravanus) - PA079955

Singapore: Ammianus ravanus (Kirkaldy, 1902)

Host plant: Vitex trifolia

Lace bug nymph (Ammianus ravanus) - PA079979

Singapore: Ammianus ravanus (Kirkaldy, 1902)

Host plant: Vitex trifolia

Lace Bug (Ammianus ravanus) - DSC_4975

West Malaysia: Ammianus ravanus (Kirkaldy, 1902)

Host plant: Vitex trifolia

Genus: Cochlochila Stål, 1873

Lace bug (Cochlochila bullita) - P9229408

Singapore: Cochlochila bullita (Stål, 1873)

Host Plant: Ocimum tenuiflorum (Holy basil), Ocimum basilicum (Thai basil), Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary), Orthosiphon aristatus (Cat’s Whiskers)

Lace bug (Cochlochila bullita) - P9229429

Singapore: Cochlochila bullita (Stål, 1873)

Host Plant: Ocimum tenuiflorum (Holy basil), Ocimum basilicum (Thai basil), Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary), Orthosiphon aristatus (Cat’s Whiskers)

Lace bug nymph (Cochlochila bullita) - P9229402

Singapore: Cochlochila bullita (Stål, 1873)

Host Plant: Ocimum tenuiflorum (Holy basil), Ocimum basilicum (Thai basil), Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary), Orthosiphon aristatus (Cat’s Whiskers)

Genus: Corythauma Drake & Poor, 1939

Lace bug (Corythauma ayyari) - PA079842

Singapore: Corythauma ayyari (Drake, 1933)

Host Plant: Jasminum elongatum

Lace bug (Corythauma ayyari) - PA079854

Singapore: Corythauma ayyari (Drake, 1933)

Host Plant: Jasminum elongatum

Genus: Cysteochila Stål, 1873

Lace bug (cf. Cysteochila sp.) - PA079810

Singapore: cf. Cysteochila sp.

Host Plant: Cissus repens

Lace bug (cf. Cysteochila sp.) - PA079816

Singapore: cf. Cysteochila sp.

Host Plant: Cissus repens

Lace bug (Cysteochila cf. delineata) - P9229483

Singapore: Cysteochila cf. delineata (Distant, 1909)

Host Plant: Bauhinia purpurea, Bauhinia x blakeana

Genus: Dulinius Distant, 1903

Lace bug (Dulinius conchatus) - P9229380a

Singapore: Dulinius conchatus Distant, 1903

Host Plant: Paederia foetida (skunk vine), Morinda citrifolia (noni)

Lace bug (Dulinius conchatus) - P9229362

Singapore: Dulinius conchatus Distant, 1903

Host Plant: Paederia foetida (skunk vine), Morinda citrifolia (noni)

Lace bug nymph (Dulinius conchatus) - P9229391

Singapore: Dulinius conchatus Distant, 1903

Host Plant: Paederia foetida (skunk vine), Morinda citrifolia (noni)

Genus: Eteoneus Distant, 1903

Lace bug (Eteoneus peroronus) - P3060455

Singapore: Eteoneus peroronus Drake, 1942

Host Plant: Premna serratifolia

Genus: Penottus Distant, 1903

Lace bug (Penottus sp.) - DSC_8746

Singapore: Penottus sp.

Lace bug (Penottus sp.) - DSC_6264

Singapore: Penottus sp.

Genus: Perissonemia Drake & Poor, 1937

Lace bug (cf. Perissonemia sp.) - P9229276

Singapore: cf. Perissonemia sp.

Host Plant: Radermachera ‘Kunming’, Radermachera yunnanensis

Lace bug (cf. Perissonemia sp.) - P9229280

Singapore: cf. Perissonemia sp.

Host Plant: Radermachera ‘Kunming’, Radermachera yunnanensis

Lace bug nymph (cf. Perissonemia sp.) - P9229268

Singapore: cf. Perissonemia sp.

Host Plant: Radermachera ‘Kunming’, Radermachera yunnanensis

Genus: Stephanitis Stål, 1873

Lace bug (Stephanitis typica) - P3060110

Singapore: Stephanitis typica (Distant, 1903)

Host Plant: Banana (Musa spp.)

Lace bug (Stephanitis typica) - P3060120

Singapore: Stephanitis typica (Distant, 1903)

Host Plant: Banana (Musa spp.)

Lace bug (Stephanitis sp.) - P3060212

Singapore: Stephanitis sp.

Host Plant: Cinnamomum iners

Lace bug (Stephanitis sp.) - P3060227

Singapore: Stephanitis sp.

Host Plant: Cinnamomum iners

Lace bug (Stephanitis sp.) - DSC_3524

Singapore: Stephanitis sp.

Lace bug (Stephanitis typica) - DSC_4039

Singapore: Stephanitis sp.

Genus: Teleonemia Costa, 1864

Lace bug (Teleonemia scrupulosa) - P9229445

Singapore (introduced): Teleonemia scrupulosa Stål, 1873

Host Plant: Lantana camara

Lace bug (Teleonemia scrupulosa) - P9229462

Singapore (introduced): Teleonemia scrupulosa Stål, 1873

Host Plant: Lantana camara

Genus: Vatiga Drake & Hambleton, 1946

Lace bug (Vatiga illudens) - PA080071

Singapore (introduced): Vatiga illudens (Drake, 1922)

Host Plant: Manihot carthaginensis, Manihot esculenta

Lace bug (Vatiga illudens) - PA080075

Singapore (introduced): Vatiga illudens (Drake, 1922)

Host Plant: Manihot carthaginensis, Manihot esculenta

Lace bug nymph (Vatiga illudens) - PA080007

Singapore (introduced): Vatiga illudens (Drake, 1922)

Host Plant: Manihot carthaginensis, Manihot esculenta

Genus: Ypsotingis Drake, 1947

Lace bug (Ypsotingis sp.) - DSC_5846

Singapore: Ypsotingis sp.

Lace bug (Ypsotingis sp.) - DSC_5854

Singapore: Ypsotingis sp.

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    Steve Bray

    12 October 2022

    Hi Nick –

    Just a quick note to tell you how much I’ve enjoyed looking at and sharing your content with others over the past several years. As an aspiring macro photographer, I’m truly inspired by the way you are able to capture and represent these amazing little creatures. Many of the pictures you present tell stories by themselves and help to shed a new light on how diverse, amazing, and fragile nature is. I hope that at some point I’m able to join you to share in one of your journeys.

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