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Lace Bug

Corythucha sp

Description:

Small lace bug, about 3mm in length; most of it is translucent with a dark band crossing the section where the abdomen is and the head is also distinctly darker. The protonum and fore wings present an intricate network of lines, hence the name Lace Bug.

Habitat:

Thick vegetation in the Andes at about 2500m above sea level.

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8 Comments

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 4 years ago

Thank you triggs and Lauren.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 4 years ago

Beautiful!

triggsturner
triggsturner 4 years ago

Great looking bug Felix!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 4 years ago

Thank you for the comment, Polilla.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 4 years ago

Thanks Luis.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 4 years ago

Amazing.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 4 years ago

Great info! Thanks, Doren.

Doren B
Doren B 4 years ago

This is a member of the genus, Corythucha, but I am not familiar with South American species. Many Corythuca species are quite host-specific so it is helpful to identify the plant on which a specimen is found.

If you would like an expert opinion, search for "Marcus Guidoti" or "Sara Montemayor" and send your photos to one of these individuals.

Felix Fleck
Spotted by
Felix Fleck

Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador

Spotted on Apr 15, 2016
Submitted on Aug 17, 2016

Spotted for Mission

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