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Unlike other lacebugs, this is the only species in which the lateral margins of the pronutum are not expanded and reticulated with a lace-like mesh. The pronotum also lacks the characteristic keels of other Tingids.
The head, antennae and middle of the pronotum are black, while the forewings and front of the pronotum are yellow-brown. The legs are reddish.
This very small bug is found throughout southern Britain in many habitats, but is not common. Hostplants include various rushes and sedges. Adults may be found throughout the year.
Adult: All year
Length 2-2.5 mm
|Adult: south London (October 2007) ©Toby Barton
|Adult: Surrey (May 2011) ©Tristan Bantock
||Adult and nymphs: Isle of Wight (July 2010) ©Ian Boyd