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Species Trogium pulsatorium - Larger Pale Booklouse

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Psocodea (Barklice, Booklice, and Parasitic Lice)
Suborder Trogiomorpha
Infraorder Atropetae
Family Trogiidae (Granary Booklice)
Genus Trogium
Species pulsatorium (Larger Pale Booklouse)
Other Common Names
Larger Pale Trogiid(1)
Explanation of Names
Trogium pulsatorium (Linnaeus 1758)
cosmopolitan, of unknown origin; dispersed by man(2)(3)
homes and wasp nests; common in other parts of the world but not in NA(3)
"Not very common in [the US], seems to be restricted to the northeastern quadrant, and is found primarily in rather old, not very well maintained buildings." (Ed Mockford, pers. comm. to =v=, 16.ix.2009)
Works Cited
1.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.
2.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.
3.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.