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insect - Metylophorus novaescotiae

insect - Metylophorus novaescotiae
Amherstburg, Essex, Ontario, Canada
August 21, 2005
Size: approx 5mm
There were a couple of these fly like insects attracted to my light. Anybody know what it might be?




Metylophorus novaescotiae
The dark spot at the tip of the wing make this Metylophorus novaescotiae; Family Psocidae. You usually find them on lichen covered branches or tree trunks. I guess they are also attracted to lights now and again.

bark Louse??
Perhaps something in the Psocidae family.

Definitely a bark louse, and a great image, Russ!

bark louse
Thank you guys, I appreciate your help.


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