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Species Rhyopsocus quercus

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Psocodea (Barklice, Booklice, and Parasitic Lice)
Suborder Trogiomorpha
Infraorder Atropetae
Family Psoquillidae (Bird Nest Barklice)
Genus Rhyopsocus
Species quercus (Rhyopsocus quercus)
Explanation of Names
Rhyopsocus quercus Mockford 2016
trivial name refers to oaks (this species was found in oak leaf litter)(1)
Size
♂ ~1.5 mm, ♀ 1.9 mm(1)
Identification
Sexes identical. Head and pronotum marked as seen here and here. Compound eyes black, but cobalt blue in freshly preserved specimens; remainder of head beige with grayish-brown subcuticular pigment granules along median ecdysial line and forward in a slightly broader band through frons; a dark reddishbrown band from antennal base to compound eye continuing posteriorly on thorax. Antennae brown from scape through f4, fading to colorless through f5, colorless to tip.(1)
Range
sw US (CA-wTX) & Mexico(1)
Works Cited
1.The Brachypterous Ground-Litter-Inhabiting Species of Rhyopsocus Hagen
Edward L. Mockford . 2016. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 142(2):215-235.