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Psocoptera - Ectopsocus

Psocoptera - Ectopsocus
Springfield, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
April 12, 2005
Size: ~2mm
This small bug (think aphid-sized) was on the underside of a damaged rhododendron leaf, and I brought it in to photograph, believing it was a tiny fly. Upon seeing it through my macro equipment, I now believe it is some member of order Psocoptera. The shape reminds me of a bark louse in some ways, though I really have no idea what this is. It can also run quickly and fly. Any help identifying is appreciated.

Moved from Ectopsocus.


Psocoptera for sure!
Yes, you are both right.
This is a Psocoptera for sure, they always have this remarkable block head and a typical wing venation!
Probably in the family peripsocidae or Psocidae!
Gerard Pennards

The family is Ectopsocidae fo
The family is Ectopsocidae for sure and it may be briggsi on the species level.

Ectopsocus sp.
Ed Mockford det.
His comment: "good photo, but I can't guess the species"

Looks like a barklouse to me
Looks like a barklouse to me as well.

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