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Family Peripsocidae - Bark Louse - Peripsocus subfasciatus

Family Peripsocidae - Bark Louse - Peripsocus subfasciatus
Natick, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
October 15, 2006
2-3mm. I was caught by suprise while photographic a mushroom and this guy appeared nearby.

Moved
Moved from Peripsocidae.

Peripsocus subfasciatus (Rambur, 1842)
Ed Mockford det.
his comment: "just a Peripsocus subfasciatus with very well developed pigment pattern of the forewing"

Moved

This one is a barklouse but i
This one is a barklouse but it does not belong to the Family Cacelius, it could be a Peripsocus subfasciatus and it definately belongs to the family Peripsocidae.

 
I don't see family Peripsocidae
in the Guide

Barklouse
Order Psocoptera. Mushrooms and other fungi are among the foods eaten by barklice.

 
Thanks Stephen
Looks like Caecilius
Do you know if they ever bite humans?
(I got a strange bite on that date!)

 
Hmm...
I've handled bark lice many times before, and have never been bitten by them. Being tiny and possessing chewing mandibles, they wouldn't be of much harm even if they try to deliver a bite. Also, their main defense would be flight, running or hiding. Perhaps something else bit you while you were photographing, then beat a quick escape ... that's happened to me before :-O

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