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Cerobasis? - Pteroxanium kelloggi

Cerobasis? - Pteroxanium kelloggi
Presidio, Battery Godfrey, San Francisco County, California, USA
March 30, 2019
Size: ca 3 mm
Beat from fallen pine cone. I think this might be that undescribed species of Cerobasis mentioned by Dr. Mockford in the past, rather than guestfalica? I collected this one and can send as necessary.

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Mockford says
" This is a nearly mature nymph of Pteroxanium kelloggi (Ribaga), family Lepidopsocidae. In North America, the species seems to be restricted to the Pacific coast from the San Francisco area north to the Olympic Peninsula, but collecting on the coast north of there (in BC) has been sparse, so we don't know how far north it goes."

You have added a new species and a new genus!

Thanks -
so much, Diane and Ed! Actually, it looks like we already have several images of this species - but... it looks like the genus was inappropriately (?) placed under subfamily Lepidopsocinae? According to my Mockford 1993, it looks like it should instead be in Echinopsocinae? If you agree, I can move the taxon back under the family page...

that would be good.

You find the coolest stuff!
I'm sending this to Mockford for his comments.

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