Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#1343249
Unknown Bark Louse - Echmepteryx hageni

Unknown Bark Louse - Echmepteryx hageni
Naples, Collier County, Florida, USA
February 27, 2017
Size: 1 mm
This louse was living in the detritus that had accumulated in an Tillandsia setacea.

Images of this individual: tag all
Unknown Bark Louse - Echmepteryx hageni Unknown Bark Louse - Echmepteryx hageni Unknown Bark Louse - Echmepteryx hageni Unknown Bark Louse - Echmepteryx hageni Unknown Bark Louse - Echmepteryx hageni Unknown Bark Louse - Echmepteryx hageni Unknown Bark Louse - Echmepteryx hageni

Moved tentatively per Diane's comment

this is likely..
a nymph of Echmepteryx hageni (Lepidopsocidae)

 
Thank you
very much for the identification. I wish I could find more adult bark lice, but I seem to keep finding nymphs instead. :) I'll keep looking.

Is this creature covered with hairs?
Could you count the flagellomeres for me?

 
March 3: Yes it
is covered in hairs. It appears to have 18 flagellomeres, but I will need to look at it again to be accurate.

March 7: I'm adding another photo to show the body hairs, as well as a photo to show the flagellomeres. I'm having trouble counting the flagellomeres, but it looks like a lot more than my original count of 18. It looks like more than 30 to me. They are very small near the tip and my magnification isn't that great.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.