any of several bugs of the family Tingidae, characterized by a lacy pattern of ridges on the head, thorax, and wings, and feeding on the leaves of oak, birch, sycamore, etc.
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Origin of lace bug
First recorded in 1890–95
Words nearby lace bug
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British Dictionary definitions for lace bug
a small bug of the family Tingidae, having a delicate pattern in the wing venation. They are plant feeders and include the thistle lace bugs (Tingis cardui and T. ampliata) and the rhododendron bug (Stephanitis rhododendri)
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