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Species Blaste opposita

Barklouse - Blaste opposita Blaste opposita (Banks) - Blaste opposita - female barklouse - Blaste opposita barklouse - Blaste opposita Teliapsocus? - Blaste opposita
Classification
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 Amphigerontiinae
Genus Blaste
Species opposita (Blaste opposita)
Explanation of Names
Blaste opposita (Banks 1907)
Identification
Two large black wing spots "opposite" each other (one on bottom, one on top). The only species in our area with that trait. Metylophorus noavescotiae has marks in these areas but completely different head marking and is larger. Ptycta polluta has more dark marks all over the wings.