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seed crawlers - Liposcelis bostrychophila

seed crawlers - Liposcelis bostrychophila
Delta, British Columbia, Canada
January 12, 2010
Size: 1 mm.
In a batch of old bird seeds, I found many of these running all over.

Group D, probably L. bostrychophila --det. E.L. Mockford
Moved from Liposcelis.

they're booklice, and prosper in such situations
Moved from ID Request.

Does that mean they may eat my books?

potentially, yes :-/
not the paper, but they are known to feed on starch-based glue used in book-binding [maybe not these days, though] and cause it fall apart