Tingis ampliata (Herrich-Schäffer, 1838)
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. Tingis ampliata is extremely similar to Tingis cardui (the Spear Thistle Lacebug) and measures around 4.5mm in length. The adults overwinter.
Tingis ampliata nymphs, photographed at Hoveringham July 2021
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tingis ampliata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Sorby Natural History Society.

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Updated January 2022

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