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Fateful Barklouse - Lachesilla nita

Fateful Barklouse - Lachesilla nita
Mobile (Dog River), Mobile County, Alabama, USA
March 10, 2009
another new one for me. Any ideas?

Lachesilla nita Sommerman
Ed Mockford det.

You Said Find More
You said for to find more. Interestingly, they seem to find me. Would you please add a guide page. Thanks so much.

a psocid

I'm thinking Metylophorus. maybe M. novaescotiae.

Looking at wing veins, note at the top-center wing-edge (above just behind tip of abdomen) is a large "U" that doesn't connect to anything else. Also, note at the bottom-center wing-edge (below just behind tip of abdomen) is a rounded "triangle".

Now compare to M. novaescotiae. Above is a "square" that does connect, and below is a sharp "triangle".

Now note these veins (Also wrong) but it has a small "U" up top

Here is an unconnected "U" and a smooth "triangle"

Still, I don't say this is an ID, just discussion points.

Hey, Thanks
Thanks for sharing your observations and in "English." I'll start noticing the venation in my other barklice.

I think my guess used to be a psocid in Psocus until it was moved.

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