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Ectopsocopsis cryptomeriae (Enderlein) - Ectopsocopsis cryptomeriae - female

Ectopsocopsis cryptomeriae (Enderlein) - Ectopsocopsis cryptomeriae - Female
San Marcos, Hays County, Texas, USA
February 24, 2011
Size: 2.3 mm
This is a common psocid in leaf litter and branchs with dead leaves. The female is identified by the highly reduced genitalia (ovipositor valvulae). The vertex of the head is hairy on both sexes. The squarish pterostigma and lack of an aerola postica quickly places this on in Ectopsocidae. I went out looking for more exciting finds but the psocid Gods say... not yet.

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Moved from Ectopsocopsis.

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