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Barklice, hatchlings ex egg case

Barklice, hatchlings ex egg case
Twin Springs Park, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
Winter 2017-18 Cryptic egg case of a barklouse found attached to a twig (not sure yet on the host plant ID but possibly Amelanchier)

Indoor batch rearing

04/14/18 Nymphs!

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Fascinating find.
This looks like the egg mass of a member of genus Blaste (family Psocidae). I have images of psocid eggs from several taxa on my website. You might be able to rear them with twigs, especially ones with a patina of algae, lichen, etc. in a moist environment.

 
Thanks very much, Diane
After reading this reply of yours, and also receiving encouragement from another BG contributor to try to rear these, I collected some twigs and made a little habitat for the nymphs. I tried to follow your advice to get twigs with algae and/or lichen. We'll see how it goes. Thanks again, John v.

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