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Tingis reticulata
Family: Tingidae

Tingis species are grey-brown lacebugs covered in white powdery deposits made of wax. The 4th antennal segment is broader than 3rd and there are three frontal processes (small projections arising between the antennae). 

T. reticulata is characterised by the presence of hairs on the upper surface and around the margins of the pronotum and forewings. It is also slightly larger than the much more common Tingis ampliata.

A scarce species associated with Bugle Ajuga repens growing in sunny situations on calcareous soils. Mainly confined to southern and central England.


Adult: All year
Length 4.0-4.5 mm
Tingis reticulata
Adult: Surrey (May 2010) ©Tristan Bantock