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lace bug

any of several bugs of the family Tingidae, characterized by a lacy pattern of ridges on the head, thorax, and wings, and feeding on the leaves of oak, birch, sycamore, etc.
Origin of lace bug
1890-95 Unabridged
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  • Estimates of population size are not available for either lace bug.
  • Populations of the azalea lace bug must be treated while levels are still low to avoid serious injury losses.
  • Identifying host plant resistance of azaleas to the azalea lace bug will be a method of cultural control studied.
  • They also brought back a lace bug worth evaluating, along with other natural skunk vine enemies discovered during the surveys.
  • lace bug feeding preferences for some cultivars of evergreen azaleas has been submitted for publication.
  • lace bug damage occurs from feeding on lower surfaces of leaves.
  • Bird-repellent properties of secretions from nymphs of the azalea lace bug.
British Dictionary definitions for lace bug

lace bug

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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