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Whatsit - Liposcelis

Whatsit - Liposcelis
Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
August 13, 2009
Size: 1 mm or less
I was taking pictures of bugs inside my house on a piece of white paper when I noticed this tiny speck moving. I thought it was a small springtail, but when I looked at the pictures, it obviously isn't. But what is it? So very tiny!

It's on copy paper, if the texture of the paper you can see here gives you any idea of how small it is.

Liposcelis sec. I sp. -- Ed Mockford det.
Moved from Book Lice.

 
Section 1?
What does that mean?

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Book louse

 
Ah, so it is!
Thank you - I believe this is the first I've seen. Now I can see the difference between them and bark lice. =)

 
Yeah its in the antennae
That bump on the face is how you distinguish the order (its where their sitophore-pestle is located and used for grinding up the starchy material they like to eat), then look at the antennae. They're the only family with those super thin antennae, and I believe they're smaller than most other psocoptera.

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