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Species Metylophorus purus

Bark Louse - Metylophorus purus Barklouse - Metylophorus purus Bark louse - Metylophorus purus - male Psocid - Metylophorus purus - male White, yellow, and brown bark louse - Metylophorus purus 2018-07-28 Barklouse - Metylophorus purus unknown bug - Metylophorus purus Metylophorus purus
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 purus (Metylophorus purus)
Explanation of Names
Metylophorus purus (Walsh 1862)
pterostigma completely clear, with white and black border; rectangular black marks between the eyes
e. US (MA-FL to IL-TX) + so. ON(1)
trunks and branches of broadleafs and conifers, fence posts, sides of old buildings, occasionally stone surfaces(1)
Works Cited
1.North American Psocoptera
Edward L. Mockford. 1993. Sandhill Crane Press.