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Photo#185898
Psocopteran - Liposcelis bostrychophila

Psocopteran - Liposcelis bostrychophila
Germantown, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
May 18, 2008
Size: ~1 mm
There were several of these very small (1 mm or less) insects crawling on pieces of wood stored in my garage. I thought they were termites, but the wood isn't rotten or damaged & they may be too small to be termites. Are they zorapterans? Sources say that winged zorapterans have eyes, however, these individuals are wingless but have eyes.

Moved
Moved from Liposcelis.

Moved

Ed Mockford det.:
"Liposcelis Section II, probably L. bostrychophila Badonnel,from color and eye size."

Moved

Psocoptera?
Not an ID, but might be Psocopterans (bark lice or book lice) - see for example:



Please wait for an expert to confirm.

 
Confirmed.
A booklouse or something in a closely-related family.

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