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Species Ptycta polluta

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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 Ptycta
Species polluta (Ptycta polluta)
Explanation of Names
Ptycta polluta (Walsh 1862)
scalloped brown marks along the upper last half of the forewing (m1,m2,m3); markings continue down the center of the wing to the white and brown pterostigma
e. NA (NS-FL to MN-TX)(1)
Works Cited
1.North American Psocoptera
Edward L. Mockford. 1993. Sandhill Crane Press.