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Bark Lice

Cerastipsocus trifasciatus

Description:

Tiny bark lice with black and transparent wings, red-orange heads, and striped abdomens. Nymphs are wingless. Bark lice belong to the order Psocoptera--and are beneficial insects that work as cleanup crews for trees by feeding on excess fungi, lichens and other debris found on tree bark.

Habitat:

Hardwood branch in dense mixed hardwood forest


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2 Comments

flowntheloop
flowntheloop a week ago

Thank you, Mark! I thought they were pretty cool :) I wish the shots were more clear, but they were very difficult to photograph.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a week ago

Nice find. Good shots.

Georgia, USA

Lat: 34.58, Long: -84.69

Spotted on Sep 9, 2017
Submitted on Sep 13, 2017

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