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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Blastopsocus

Blastopsocus lithinus (Chapman) - Blastopsocus lithinus - female Bark Louse on Bark - Blastopsocus lithinus Common Barklouse - Blastopsocus lithinus - male Blastopsocus johnstoni Mockford - Blastopsocus johnstoni - male Psocodea - Blastopsocus lithinus Egg mass impression - Blastopsocus lithinus Psocidae, Common Barklice, head & thorax - Blastopsocus lithinus - female Metylophorus sp.? - Blastopsocus variabilis - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Psocodea (Barklice, Booklice, and Parasitic Lice)
Suborder Psocomorpha
Infraorder Psocetae
Family Psocidae (Common Barklice)
Subfamily Amphigerontiinae
Genus Blastopsocus
Explanation of Names
Blastopsocus Roesler 1943
Numbers
6 spp. in our area, 9 total(1)
Identification
In forewing, Rs-M junction at a point or by a short fusion; ptserostigma rounded or smoothly curved on hind margin, opaque but without pigement spot. Otherwise defined by male genital features.(2)
Range
e. NA (north to so. QC) into South America; New Guinea(1)