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Photo#744310
Common Barklouse - Metylophorus novaescotiae

Common Barklouse - Metylophorus novaescotiae
Mobile (Dog River), Mobile County, Alabama, USA
February 11, 2013
Size: 6-7mm
Perhaps a female Indiopsocus campestris?

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Common Barklouse - Metylophorus novaescotiae Common Barklouse - Metylophorus novaescotiae

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Moved from Common Barklice.

I'm reconsidering...
at that size it must be a male Metylophorus novascotiae! The pterostigma is rather distinctive in the male of this species. It is very pointed toward to posterior angle.

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Moved from ID Request.

Could be...
The small abdomen might indicate this is a male. If it is campestris, the posterior end of the phallosome should be visible in a dissecting microscope. It is quite distinctive. The lack of pigment spots on the forewing look right for this species.

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