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Tingia 21730

Observed: 14th August 2013 By: Wildlife Ranger
Freshwater Environment & Ecology Trust
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Tingia 21730
Description:

2- 3 mm
Black Tipped Antennae
Occiptal projections not extending beyond frontal processes
Found on creeping thistle

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

LordMuzzy's picture

Tingis ampliata

Hi Colin

These two species are very similar but are found on different host plants I believe.
T. cardui on spear thistle and T. ampliata on creeping thistle making this observation more likely to be the latter?

Regards

-Richard-

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Lacebug

Good Point Richard , I will . post a macro sequence when I have had a look , Both Spear and Creeping where growing together. the field images are quite soft (Non IS)woorking at 3-4 mm

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No IS

Very difficult at 1:1 magnification and no IS, I have to take numerous images and hope a few will be sharp! A very stunning little insect though!

-Richard-

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Lacebugs

Yes the white scaley residue they possess is actually wax

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