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Tiny insect from playground - Mesopsocus laticeps

Tiny insect from playground - Mesopsocus laticeps
Houghton, Houghton County, Michigan, USA
July 7, 2009
Size: 2 mm
Found this crawling on a wooden swingset at the playground in early July, underneath some maple trees. There were several others like it. The graph paper squares are 1 mm. It appears to be a nymph of some sort.

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Mesopsocus laticeps Kolbe, nymph -- Ed Mockford det.
nice addition, Tim -- thanks! keep them coming! =v=

Moved from Barklice, Booklice, and Parasitic Lice.

 
Thanks!
To be honest, I never expected this one to be identified down to the species like this. Thank you very much.

 
neither did i--
--but Dr Mockford works wonders... no one in the entire world has seen and studied as many psocids as he has, i suppose

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