Identification key to New Zealand Tingidae (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
Page last modified on 7 June 2015

How to cite this key
Larivière M-C, Larochelle A. 2015-present. Identification key to New Zealand Tingidae (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera).

This key allows the identification of genera and species of tingid or lace bugs occurring in New Zealand.

Users of this key can found additional information on nomenclature, type repositories, geographic distribution (including maps), biology, and dispersal in Larivière & Larochelle (2004) and Larivière & Larochelle (2014).

Gargaphia decoris Drake, 1931, is not included in this key. This species was deliberately introduced and released in in 2010 as a biological control agent of woolly nightshade. In upcoming years detailed follow-up investigations should indicate whether naturally reproducing populations have become permanently established in New Zealand (see the August 2012  issues and follow up reports in the newsletter What's new in biological control of weeds?