Comment on ‘Exotic lace bugs – a threat to London plane and oak’, Chris Malumphy, Fera Science Ltd by tree trimming

This was a excellent informative post you have shared on this page about exotic lace bugs in tree stumps but if They are plant feeding bugs. Most species have an elaborate net or lace-like structure that covers the upper-body, hence the common name. This can only really be appreciated when the insect is viewed under a low power microscope. There are about 2000 species of lace bug worldwide, all assigned to the family Tingidae; the majority are host-specific (feeding on one type of plant) and a small number of species are highly destructive plant pests.

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