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Booklouse - Embidopsocus

Booklouse - Embidopsocus
Oso Flaco Lake, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
December 28, 2016
Size: ~1.5mm
Found under bark on dead willow in coastal riparian habitat. Found with


Dr. Mockford says:
This is definitely Embidopsocus, but I can't ID the species. The only one I have recorded from far western US is E. needhami, but this isn't it. I would really like to see these specimens.

Would dropping them in 70% ethanol work? I may be able to grab some.