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Photo#1414394
Psocid probably - Elipsocus obscurus

Psocid probably - Elipsocus obscurus
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, USA
July 31, 2017

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Psocid probably - Elipsocus obscurus Psocid probably - Elipsocus obscurus Psocid probably - Elipsocus obscurus

Mockford weigh in ...
Yes, I think we can call this E. obscurus. My specimens are all 40 years or more in alcohol, and they are not as dusky as these, but I think they have faded over that time. I would still like to see a specimen if that is possible. The head shape is fairly normal for a male Elipsocus.

 
Thanks for the ID!
I did not store them properly and ended up spilling the box and making a big mess. Worse still, I need to get new blacklights - that is what attracted most of them. I've been meaning to do that because it is a nice shelter in place hobby! Sorry to be so flaky. I have way too many things for the small space I have! I can't even find half of my camera gear!

Thanks again for your help.

Moved tentatively pending confirmation

Nice!
Probably Elipsocus obscurus, male. I'll pass along to Dr. Mockford for confirmation.

 
Sorry about the darkness, especially the second photo
The first one looks OK in full size, but not at the small size. The second one is just too dark. I can try to fix it...

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