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Family Liposcelididae - Booklice

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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.