Sindhu Krishnankutty, formerly of USDA APHIS PPQ S&T Otis Lab, Otis, Massachusetts (content and images)

Julia L. Scher, USDA APHIS Identification Technology Program (ITP) (website)

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Many thanks to Dr. James Zahniser (USDA APHIS PPQ) and Dr. Thomas Henry (USDA ARS) for their help and for providing access to the lace bug collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. And thank you to Peter Touhey (USDA APHIS PPQ) for providing current PPQ lace bug interception data. We also thank Dr. Scott Pfister and Dr. Hannah Nadel (USDA APHIS PPQ Science & Technology) and Dr. Ann Ray (Xavier University) for their support throughout this project.

We thank Amanda Redford (USDA APHIS PPQ ITP) for her guidance and support.

A big thank you to the beta reviewers for their many helpful comments and suggestions: Arthur Berlowitz, Thomas Henry (USDA ARS), Alex Knudson (North Dakota State University), Sara Montemayor (Museo Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de La Plata), Luciana Musetti (C. A. Triplehorn Insect Collection, The Ohio State University), and James Zahniser (USDA APHIS PPQ).