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Bark Louse


Tiny 3 mm Bark Louse with a yellow and brown striped body and tiny fine stripes on the face. The wings are patterned in brown. Family Psocidae of the Order Psocoptera. This is an ancient primitive order of insects dating back to the Permian. They feed on lichens, algae and other organic debris on tree trunks.


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


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LaurenZarate 2 years ago

Thank you Sergio and Brian, I love these funny little things, we have so many different species here.

Brian38 2 years ago

The cool and interesting insects you find seems to be endless! Great pics as usual!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 2 years ago

Bark louses have a strange shape, but are funny.

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San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Apr 8, 2019
Submitted on Jun 19, 2019

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