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Lacebugs (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Tingidae)

This is a group of small exclusively phytophagous insects (medium size of 5 mm) which have a lace-like dorsal appearence. There are about 2200 species and they occur in all ocean islands and continents, with the exception of Antarctica. This family has three subfamilies, Tinginae, Cantacaderinae and Vianaidinae. The Vianaidinae subfamily status was the topic of a recent phylogenetic discussion. In some species, there is maternal care.


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