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Big bark louse - Indiopsocus texanus

Big bark louse - Indiopsocus texanus
Sapelo Island, McIntosh County, Georgia, USA
October 10, 2014
Size: ~ 5 mm
@ HgV light at the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, GA

Taken using an iPhone 5S with a clip-on macro lens. Some light provided by headlamp.

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Indiopsocus sp., probably I. texanus (Aaron) --det E.L. Mockford

Are you sure about the size?
If it's really 5 mm it could be Hyalopsocus instead of Indiopsocus. If you see more of these would you consider sending them to me in alcohol?? If so I could send home made cookies in return.

 
It was close
To that. It was pretty big for a Psocopteran, at least in my experience. I didn't collect any, but a few of my students did, and I have access to their collections. I'll check after break.

Great start to my morning!
This looks like a species of Indiopsocus, my favorite group. Wish I had the specimen to be sure. This one could be Indiopsocus ceterus or Indiopsocus texanus. I would have to examine it closely to know which.

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