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lace bug

n.
Any of various insects of the family Tingidae, having a lacelike pattern of ridges on the body and wings, and some of which are pests of ornamental trees and shrubs.
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lace bug

n
(Animals) a small bug of the family Tingidae, having a delicate pattern in the wing venation. They are plant feeders and include the thistle lace bugs (Tingis cardui and T. ampliata) and the rhododendron bug (Stephanitis rhododendri)
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Honeyborne (1969) and Coffelt & Schultz (1988) indicated that mefluidide slowed the development of azalea lace bug, Stephanitis pyrioides (Scott) (Hemiptera: Tingidae) on Rhododendron sp.
Abstract: The tingid Leptopharsa heveae, known as the lace bug, occurs in large populations in rubber tree plantations, limiting the production of latex due to losses of photosynthetic area and weakening of the infested trees.
They also brought back a lace bug worth evaluation, and many other natural enemies were discovered during the surveys that may be considered for testing and future introduction.
Last year, the Virginia researchers showed that mild water stress made the leaves of white oak saplings less attractive to the oak lace bug. In a far more detailed series of just-completed experiments, Edward F.
The sycamore lace bug, Corythucha ciliata (Say) (Hemiptera: Tingidae) is a new invasive insect species in China from North America (Halbert et al.
Maternal care in Compseuta picta, an African lace bug (Heteroptera: Tingidae).
Four species of the lace bug genus Stephanitis Stal (Hemiptera: Tingidae) are found in North America (Froeschner 1988).
Two important pests of sycamore and amaryllis are the sycamore lace bug, Corytkucha ciliata (Say) (Hemiptera: Tingidae), and the weevil Stethobaris nemesis Prena & O'Brien (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), respectively.
The avocado lace bug (ALB), Pseudacysta perseae (Heidemann) (Heteroptera:Tingidae), is a stenophagous insect originally found in Mexico and southeastern North America affecting plants of the genus Persea (Laurales: Lauraceae), i.e., Persea americana, P.
The azalea lace bug (ALB), Stephanitis pyrioides (Scott) (Heteroptera: Tingidae), is one of the most serious pests of azaleas (Rhodendron x spp.) in landscapes and production nurseries (Klingeman et al.