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unknown bug - Trogium pulsatorium

unknown bug - Trogium pulsatorium
Baiting Hollow, Suffolk County, New York, USA
August 22, 2009
Size: 1 mm est.
I found this on an unused screen porch. There is a little colony of them living on a piece of paper with what looks like scattered bug parts.
They seem to be eating the "bug parts" and I have seen them push another away on approach.
They scoot around quickly. They appear to be quite flat, but I was not able to get a lateral view.
This looks to me like an immature, I'll post another one that looks more mature.

Note the red stripe and yellow eyes. I haven't seen these features on the Psocids in the guide.

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unknown bug - Trogium pulsatorium unknown bug - Trogium pulsatorium

Trogium pulsatorium (Linnaeus)
Ed Mockford det.

[hard to believe, but we didn't have this cosmopolitan sp. in the guide yet -- thanks, Lynn! =v=]
Moved from Barklice and Booklice.

Thanks Skip!
Moved from ID Request.

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