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Genus Belaphotroctes

Bug ID - Belaphotroctes Bug ID - Belaphotroctes Belaphotroctes sp. - Belaphotroctes undescribed - female Belaphotroctes sp. - Belaphotroctes undescribed - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Psocodea (Barklice, Booklice, and Parasitic Lice)
Suborder Troctomorpha
Family Liposcelididae (Booklice)
Subfamily Embidopsocinae
Genus Belaphotroctes
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Belaphotroctes Roesler 1943
5 spp. in our area, 17 worldwide(1)
swollen terminal maxillary palpomeres are diagnostic (Ed Mockford, pers. comm. to =v=)
primarily Afrotropical (mostly w. Africa) & Neotropical (mostly Brazil), with some spp. ranging into the US)
the adventive B. ghesquierei (prob. of African origin(2)) recorded from FL(3)
Works Cited
1.Johnson K.P., Smith V.S. (2013) Psocodea species file online. Version 5.0
2.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.
3.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.