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tiny Ectopsocus - Ectopsocus

tiny Ectopsocus - Ectopsocus
Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
October 31, 2018
Size: body 1.2mm
I’m not sure if this is Ectopsocus californicus or E. briggsi. The postclypeus looks dark in the head-on view so I assume it’s the former. TIA

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Most likely Ectopsocus californicus but to be 100% sure would have to see the specimen up real close. This is a male. One can see the clunial comb on the dorsal abdomen. Mockford says one trait is "postclypeus contrastingly darker than rest of head. Your frontal view seems to show that trait.

 
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What else would you need to see to confirm a species ID. These photos were taken under a microscope so I *might* have something else that's useful. Most of the photos didn't come out that well because the barklouse was running around the cuvette

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