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Dictyonota strichnocera Gorse Lacebug
Family: Tingidae

Dictyonota species and Kalama tricornis have two rows of meshes at the lateral edges of the forewings and uniformly wide antennae (the 3rd segment is as thick or thicker than the 4th). In D. strichnocera, the antennae are entirely black and lack long hairs.

Found widely throughout the UK on gorse, although it also occurs on broom, leading to possible confusion with D. fuliginosa. The species overwinters as eggs, nymphs becoming adult in the summer, when mating and egg-laying takes place.

Compare: D. fuliginosa, Kalama tricornis

Adult: June-October
Length 3.5-4.0 mm
Dictyonota strichnocera
Adult: Leics (August 2009) ©David Gould

Dictyonota strichnocera Dictyonota strichnocera
Adult: Lincs (August 2008) ©Michael Talbot

Adult: Leics (August 2009) ©David Gould

Dictyonota strichnocera Dictyonota strichnocera
Adult: Leics (August 2009) ©David Gould

Late instar nymph: Dorset (June 2009) ©Mark Dunkling