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Family Psocidae - Common Barklice

Common Barklouse Herd I - Cerastipsocus venosus Psocidae? - Indiopsocus texanus - male Barklouse - Metylophorus novaescotiae Bark louse? - Hyalopsocus striatus Indiopsocus lacteus Metylophorus? - Metylophorus novaescotiae - female Psocodea ? - Trichadenotecnum alexanderae Assumed teliapsocus - Metylophorus purus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Psocodea (Barklice, Booklice, and Parasitic Lice)
Suborder Psocomorpha
Infraorder Psocetae
Family Psocidae (Common Barklice)
>60 spp. in 14 genera of 2 subfamilies in our area(1), >1,300 spp. in ~90 genera of 3 subfamilies worldwide(2)
2-12 mm
On bark and on rocks(1)
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