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Research Project: Systematics of Hemiptera and Related Groups: Plant Pests, Predators and Disease Vectors

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Review of the New World Tigava lace bug complex (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Tingidae), with the description of two new genera and two new species and a key to genera

Author
item Henry, Thomas
item Montemayor, Sara - Universidad De La Plata
item Knudson, A. - North Dakota State University

Submitted to: Dugesiana, Revista de Entomologia
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/10/2017
Publication Date: 7/17/2017
Citation: Henry, T.J., Montemayor, S.I., Knudson, A.H. 2017. Review of the New World Tigava lace bug complex (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Tingidae), with the description of two new genera and two new species and a key to genera. Dugesiana, Revista de Entomologia. 24(2):269-277.

Interpretive Summary: Lace bugs are a relatively large, worldwide group of plant-feeding bugs, many of which are serious pests of ornamental plants, trees, and agricultural crops, including avocados, beans, and cassava. Many lace bugs are characterized by their lacy wings, but the species treated in this paper are scarcely ornate and have elongate, flat bodies and long, slender antennae. In this paper , we treat nine genera, two of which represent genera and species new to science. Diagnoses, descriptions, and figures of the adults and an identification key are provided to help distinguish these lace bugs. This work will be of interest to all researchers working with crops through the New World tropics.

Technical Abstract: The lace bug (Tingidae) genera belonging to the New World Tigava complex are reviewed. The two new genera and new species Mexicotingis brailovskyi, from Mexico, and Paraceratotingis convergens, from Venezuela, are described. Diagnoses, descriptions, and digital color photographs of the new taxa, diagnoses and digital photographs of the heads and pronota of all genera, an updated checklist and distributions of the included species, and a key to genera are provided to help distinguished these closely related Tingidae.