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Family Liposcelididae - Booklice

Liposcelis..aka...wood lice or book lice seed crawlers - Liposcelis bostrychophila They Came from the Black Thing - Liposcelis booklouse? - Liposcelis Bug found in book – Worried it might be a louse or worse Insects from a Mac and Cheese box.   - Liposcelis Psocodea - Liposcelis Louse from Tree Swallow nest - Liposcelis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Psocodea (Barklice, Booklice, and Parasitic Lice)
Suborder Troctomorpha
Family Liposcelididae (Booklice)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Liposcelidae
Explanation of Names
Liposcelididae Broadhead 1950
Numbers
30 spp. in 3 genera in NA(1); ~190 spp. in 9 genera total (with >120 Liposcelis spp.)(2)(3)
Size
0.8-2 mm (avg. ~1 mm)
Range
worldwide
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Johnson K.P., Smith V.S. (2013) Psocodea species file online. Version 5.0
3.Psocoptera (Insecta): World Catalogue and Bibliography
Charles Lienhard and Courtenay. N Smithers. 2002. Instrumenta Biodiversitatis Vol. 5. Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Genève.