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Photo#37643
Barklice on a Red Maple 2 - Cerastipsocus venosus

Barklice on a Red Maple 2 - Cerastipsocus venosus
Summerville, Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
November 18, 2005
Size: about 3-4 mm avg
This is an unreduced portion of the previous "group photo". They looked like a bunch of little coil springs until I saw the antennae.

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Barklice on a Red Maple 1 - Cerastipsocus venosus Barklice on a Red Maple 2 - Cerastipsocus venosus Barklice on a Red Maple 3 - Cerastipsocus venosus

Moved
Moved from Psocidae.

Cerastipsocus venosus
This is a group of nymph Cerastipsocus venosus; Family Psocidae. They are one of the more conspicuous species in the East. I often see nymphs and adults clustered together in large groups on smooth tree trunks. The nymphs can be IDed thanks to the yellow and brown striped abdomens. They are one of the largest barklouse in eastern North America.

Moved

Sure enough.
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very nice shots
of barklice, I think; see Psocoptera in Guide

 
I agree. Thanks Robin.
I completely agree. Thanks very much for the quick response! I've never heard of them before, and the lame book I have doesn't even mention them, but the collective knowledge of the BugGuide knows all...

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