Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Creature 281: Corythucha

A very lacy lace bug

Corythucha is  a the first of many bugs in the family Tingidae which will appear on my blog. The tingids are sometimes called lace bugs because their exoskeleton is covered in lace-like texturing. This texturing can get quite bizarre in some species.

Corythucha are extra lacy lace bugs with strongly explanate wings and paranota which makes the lace like patterning stand out even more. Some species also have pretty cool color patterns.

As with most tingids the juveniles have completely different texturing on their exoskeleton,  but I can't say they are any less bizarre.

Maternal care is known within the genus.

Corythucha is endemic to the Americas.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Tingidae
Genus: Corythucha

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