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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Psoquillidae - Bird Nest Barklice

Winged louse, lateral - Rhyopsocus Winged louse, head lateral - Rhyopsocus Rhyopsocus eclipticus Hagen 1876 - Rhyopsocus eclipticus - female Psocodea - Rhyopsocus eclipticus Rhyopsocus eclipticus - female Rhyopsocus eclipticus - male Rhyopsocus eclipticus - female Rhyopsocus bentonae - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Psocodea (Barklice, Booklice, and Parasitic Lice)
Suborder Trogiomorpha
Infraorder Atropetae
Family Psoquillidae (Bird Nest Barklice)
Explanation of Names
Psoquillidae Lienhard & Smithers 2002
7 spp. in 3 genera in our area (of which 3 spp. in 3 genera are adventive)(1), 30 spp. in 7 genera worldwide (all but 8 spp. are in Rhyopsocus)(2)