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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
Classification
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)
Numbers
>60 spp. in 14 genera of 2 subfamilies in our area(1), >1,300 spp. in ~90 genera of 3 subfamilies worldwide(2)
Size
2-12 mm
Habitat
On bark and on rocks(1)
Internet References
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