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Barklouse - Graphopsocus cruciatus

Barklouse - Graphopsocus cruciatus
Dunstable, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
October 14, 2007

Thanks Philip
This is a really distinctively marked little bug.

Graphopsocus cruciatus
While I have not had the pleasure of finding one of these alive (yet) I would say that the wing markings and vein patterns make this Graphopsocus cruciatus; Family Stenopsocidaeon.

The species is unlike most other Psocoptera in North America...five dark black marks in the first half of the wing and a light beige "F" mark in the second half of the wing. I am keen to try and find this in Ontario. It was introduced from Europe or Asia in the 1930 to both east and west coasts and is now slowly moving inland. I would think this is a species that Donald Chandler may like this one for his collection.

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