lace-bug

lace bug

noun
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:
1890–95

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lace bug
 
n
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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