''Tingis cardui'' is a Palearctic lacewing bug. The species is widespread in almost all of Europe and lacking only in the far North. It is common also in North Africa and East Asia minor and the Middle East as well as southern Russia and the Caucasus to Siberia and the North of China.
''Tingis cardui '' lives on ''Cirsium'', in particular on ''Cirsium vulgare'', but also on ''Cirsium palustre'' and less frequently on ''Carduus nutans'', ''Carduus crispus'', and ''Carduus acanthoides''. Overwintering.. more