Sunday, June 3, 2012


I surprisingly discovered a lace bug being carried by our bag from Cheng Qing Rehabilitation Hospital into our car - the first time I saw a lace bug alive. Excitedly, I showed my parents and sister the bug. Because lace bugs are very tiny and delicate creatures, their beauty cannot be fully seen without being magnified. My sister said she wouldn't even think it was an insect if it didn't move.

Lace bugs belong to Tingidae, a very small order of Hemiptera. Their unique appearances look like some ancient European nobility dressed in many layers of lace. I didn't have the "machine gun" kind of camera to capture the one I met (it was less than 4 mm), so here're some photos I found through Google.



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