Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Bark Louse

Cerastipsocus sp.


This is our largest Bark Louse species in our forest areas. About 8-9 mm long and beautifully patterned in black and yellow. Family Psocidae. See this spotting of the mother bark louse tending to newly hatched babies (


Deep shade, Forest, about 5 km up Mt. Huitepec, west of San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.


Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Thank you Mark and Paul :)

Paul Davis
Paul Davis 5 years ago

Great find and capture.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

What a beauty.

Spotted by

San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Aug 20, 2015
Submitted on Mar 9, 2016

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team