Spear Thistle Lacebug Tingis cardui (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lacebugs are small insects, which have beautifully sculptured wings and pronutum. Together these produce the lace-like patterning, from which they derive their name. Lacebugs belong to the Tingidae family and are plant feeders. Adults measure around 4.5mm in length and can also occur on Creeping Thistle. Tingis cardui is common, but beware that Tingis ampliata is extremely similar. The adults overwinter.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tingis cardui
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Wil Heeney. Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Sorby Natural History Society. NBGRC.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated December 2018

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