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Species Ectopsocus briggsi

psocid - Ectopsocus briggsi barklouse - Ectopsocus briggsi Small Fly? - Ectopsocus briggsi bark louse - Ectopsocus briggsi Psocodea? - Ectopsocus briggsi Ectopsocus sp.? - Ectopsocus briggsi Psocid - Ectopsocus briggsi Ectopsocus? - Ectopsocus briggsi
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 Ectopsocidae (Outer Barklice)
Genus Ectopsocus
Species briggsi (Ectopsocus briggsi)
Explanation of Names
Ectopsocus briggsi McLachlan 1899
Identification
E. briggsi and E. californicus are difficult to distinguish except on a slide even when you have them on hand, and photos are much more difficult. Apparently now, E. briggsi has become established in spots along the east coast, so that both species occur now on both coasts. Males tend to be somewhat variable in color. -E.L. Mockford, pers. comm. to =v= 31.v.2013
Range
probably cosmopolitan, of unclear origin(1); reported from houses along the US Pacific coast, and in households in the UK(2)
Habitat
Occurs indoors associated with stored food, herbs, and fruits(2)
Works Cited
1.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.
2.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.