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Family Philotarsidae - Loving Barklice

barklouse - Aaroniella barklouse - Aaroniella Loving Barklouse - Aaroniella badonneli Loving Barklouse - Aaroniella badonneli loving barklouse - Aaroniella Pennsylvania Hexapod for ID - Aaroniella Barklice (?)   - Aaroniella 3026193 fly - Aaroniella
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 Philotarsidae (Loving Barklice)
Explanation of Names
Philotarsidae Pearman 1936
Numbers
8 spp. in 3 genera in our area(1), ~140 spp. in 7 genera total(2)
Size
2-3.5 mm, nymphs 2-3 mm