The monocotyledon-feeding lace bugs of the genus Agramma from Japan (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Tingidae)
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(2): 527-536, 2020
Published online: 7th October 2020
Abstract: In this paper, I revise the taxonomy of the lace bug genus Agramma
Stephens, 1829 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Tingidae: Tinginae) from Japan. Two
species are recognized and re-described: A. japonicum (Drake, 1948)
described previously from Japan, and A. abruptifrons Golub, 1990, newly
recorded from Japan. The previous records of A. nexile (Drake, 1948)
from Japan are confirmed as misidentifications of A. japonicum. The
host plant relationship is discussed for A. abruptifrons and A.
japonicum. Photographs of living individuals for A. abruptifrons
and A. japonicum are presented. A key is provided to facilitate the
identification of the two species of Agramma distributed in Japan.
Key words: Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Tingidae, Tinginae, taxonomy, key to species, biology, host plant, distribution, Japan, eastern Asia, Palaearctic Region