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Family Lachesillidae - Fateful Barklice

Lachesilla texana Mockford - Lachesilla texana - male Lachesilla forcepeta Chapman - Lachesilla forcepeta - male Barklouse - Lachesilla Lachesilla yucateca Mockford - Lachesilla yucateca - male Fateful Barklice, lateral - Lachesilla nubilis Lachesilla andra Unknown Barklouse - Lachesilla pacifica - male Lachesilla kathrynae - female
Classification
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)
Numbers
43 spp. in 4 genera in NA(1); ca. 270 spp. in 14 genera worldwide (of which ~230 spp. in Lachesilla)(2)(3)
Identification
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)