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Species Metylophorus novaescotiae

bark louse or fly? - Metylophorus novaescotiae Psocodea - Metylophorus novaescotiae Flying insect - Metylophorus novaescotiae Barklice on bark - Metylophorus novaescotiae Metylophorus novaescotiae Unknown barklouse? - Metylophorus novaescotiae Metylophorus novaescotiae Psocidae? - Metylophorus novaescotiae
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Psocodea (Barklice, Booklice, and Parasitic Lice)
Suborder Psocomorpha
Infraorder Psocetae
Family Psocidae (Common Barklice)
Subfamily Psocinae
Genus Metylophorus
Species novaescotiae (Metylophorus novaescotiae)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Metylophorus novaescotiae (Walker)
Orig. Comb: Psocus novaescotiae Walker 1853
Explanation of Names
novaescotiae - ref. to type locality: Nova Scotia, Canada
Identification
The markings on the wings of this species can be quite variable but it is one of the only Psocidae species in our region with a dark mark on the very tip of the forewing. This species also has a distinct rectangular cell in the center of the forewing called the discoidal cell (the veins forming the top and right corner of the cell are white).
The four spots on the head are diagnostic. --Ed Mockford
Range
e NA (TX-FL-NS-MN), Mex. (1)
Habitat
branches of broadleaf & conifer trees and shrubs(1)
Works Cited
1.North American Psocoptera
Edward L. Mockford. 1993. Sandhill Crane Press.