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Common Barklouse Nymphs

Cerastipsocus venosus

Description:

Despite their common name these insect are not parasites, actually beneficial, as they help to keep bark clean by consuming excess fungi, algae, and dead bark.

Habitat:

Mixed Woods

2 Species ID Suggestions

Common Barklice
Cerastipsocus venosus Species Cerastipsocus venosus - BugGuide.Net
bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago
Common Barklouse Nymph
Cerastipsocus venosus Common Barklouse Herd - Cerastipsocus venosus - BugGuide.Net


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6 Comments

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

Hi Chester, please check this spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/934...

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Very cool :)

chesterbperry
chesterbperry 7 years ago

Thank you Livan and bayucca

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 7 years ago

Also note the common name "Common Barklice" applies to a family of these insects, so you may come across many species with the same common name.

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Psocidae/Common Barklice, Cerastipsocus venosus. Need to be verified! Due to the coloring I don't think it is the other one: Cerastipsocus trifasciatus:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/145705/bgp...

Nice spotting, hope you get an ID.

chesterbperry
Spotted by
chesterbperry

East Ridge, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Nov 23, 2012
Submitted on Nov 25, 2012

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