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Genus Liposcelis

Book Louse? - Liposcelis Liposcelis sp.? - Liposcelis bostrychophila Liposcelis sp. - Liposcelis bostrychophila - female They Came from the Black Thing - Liposcelis   - Liposcelis decolor Possibly Liposcelis - Liposcelis bostrychophila Liposcelis Barkfly 5 - Liposcelis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Psocodea (Barklice, Booklice, and Parasitic Lice)
Suborder Troctomorpha
Family Liposcelididae (Booklice)
Genus Liposcelis
Explanation of Names
Liposcelis Motschulsky 1852
'fat thigh'
by far the largest genus in the family, with 24 spp. in NA(1) and >120 spp. worldwide(2)
Classification of NA fauna(3):
Genus Liposcelis Mots.
Section I
Group A: brunnea, deltachi, entomophila, fuscipes, hirsutoides, nasa, ornata, pallens, pallida, villosa
Group B: bicolor, decolor, lacinia, nigra, pearmani, rufa, silvarum, triocellata
Section II
Group C: formicaria, mendax
Group D: bostrychophila, corrodens, paeta, prenolepidis
worldwide and across NA(2); many spp. are now nearly cosmopolitan or otherwise widely spread through agency of man, mostly with stored products(4)
under bark, in ant nests, in homes(5)