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Family Lachesillidae - Fateful Barklice

Lachesilla texana Mockford - Lachesilla texana - female Lachesilla texana Mockford & Garcia Aldrete - Lachesilla texana - male Lachesilla pedicularia  Linnaeus 1758 - Lachesilla pedicularia - female Unknown Barklouse - Lachesilla pacifica - male Unknown Barklouse - Lachesilla pacifica - male Barklouse - Lachesilla dona Psocomorpha - Lachesilla dona - female Psocid at night light - Lachesilla
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Psocodea (Barklice, Booklice, and Parasitic Lice)
Suborder Psocomorpha
Infraorder Homilopsocidea
Family Lachesillidae (Fateful Barklice)
43 spp. in 4 genera in NA(1); ca. 270 spp. in 14 genera worldwide (of which ~230 spp. in Lachesilla)(2)(3)
Very small barklice with clear wings and a distinct cubital loop (U-shaped vein in the central upper margin of the forewing). Ectopsocidae look very similar but lack the cubital loop. (Philip Careless, 12/24/2007)