Gorse Lacebug Dictyonota strichnocera

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Classification Order: Heteroptera Family: Tingidae

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Length 3.5-4.0 mm

Phenology June-October


Often Tapped of the Host Plant Gorse . There are two species with a double netted row Dictyonota species and Kalama tricornis having two rows of meshes at the lateral edges of the forewings . the antennae are of uniform width (the 3rd segment is as thick or thicker than the 4th). The Antennae of D. strichnocera are entirely black lacking in long hairs.

Life Cycle The species overwinters as eggs, nymphs becoming adult in the summer, when mating and egg-laying takes place.


On gorse, but also occuring on broom, causing possible confusion with D. fuliginosa.