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Species Loensia moesta

Warm day bug - Loensia moesta barklouse? - Loensia moesta yellow-headed barklouse - Loensia moesta Unknown - Loensia moesta Mottled bark louse? - Loensia moesta Psocodea - Loensia moesta 2018-09-21 Pale-green-eyed barklouse - Loensia moesta Psocodea - Loensia moesta
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
Tribe Ptyctini
Genus Loensia
Species moesta (Loensia moesta)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Loensia moesta (Hagen 1861)
Explanation of Names
Moesta is Latin for sad or mournful.
Identification
The black speckles all over the forewing are nicely diagnostic. When compared to the similar genus Trichadentecnum you will see that Loensia lacks the arc of 6 spots in the last 1/4 of the wing (one in the base of each cell). The very dark (almost black) spot in the centre of the wing gives it away as moesta.
Range
NB-FL to MN-TX + scattered populations in the Rockies(1)
Habitat
trunks/branches of broadleaf trees & conifers(1)
Works Cited
1.North American Psocoptera
Edward L. Mockford. 1993. Sandhill Crane Press.