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Bark Louse (Psocid)


A very tiny Bark Louse of 3 mm. Getting down to 2 or 3 mm and it gets hard to tell what a little creature is until it is magnified. This one has a minuscule abdomen barely any larger that the head. The wings are clear with 2 brown spots and some grey areas, as well as darkly defined wing venation. Family Psocidae, Order Psocoptera.


Garden lights, semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico 2,200 meters.

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San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.71, Long: -92.61

Spotted on Apr 5, 2019
Submitted on Jun 23, 2019

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