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Another strauchi - Ectopsocus strauchi

Another strauchi - Ectopsocus strauchi
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
February 26, 2012
Size: ~2mm
Found this morning in leaf litter. Fairly confident of ID so I won't waste Dr. Mockford's time and add it straight to the guide page. This one would not stay still for one second so I'm surprised I got any good photos at all.

There is a large number of Ectopsocus nymphs in this area (as well as the nymphs of a few other genera) but since there are a few different species of Ectopsocus here I'm really not certain if I've seen any nymphs of this species yet. I'll keep shooting 'em as I see 'em and I may post some nymphs later this week to see if we can get them sorted out.