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dark gray-brown mottled with blackish & beige apterous Barklouse - Blastopsocus

dark gray-brown mottled with blackish & beige apterous Barklouse - Blastopsocus
Los Angeles County, California, USA
March 16, 2010
Size: ~ 2 mm
This small wingless barklouse seems to be sprinkled with debris.
Found in Los Angeles Coastal Prairie habitat.

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Moved
Moved from Common Barklice.

Dr Mockford: "This is a nymph of a winged species of Psocidae.
"My guess is Blastopsocus, because of the debris load and the dark band through the vertex."

Moved from Nymphs and unidentified brachypterous adults.

 
Awesome ! Thanks Dr. Mockford & =V= !
This was a tough one.

B.t.w., on the BugGuide info page for Blastopsocus it is stated that, in North America, they are restricted to the eastern part of the U.S.
Could this be a first West Coast record ?

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

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