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Bark Louse

Cerastipsocus sp.

Description:

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 (https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/70...).

Habitat:

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

Notes:

http://www.americaninsects.net/pso/ceras...

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3 Comments

LaurenZarate
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.

LaurenZarate
Spotted by
LaurenZarate

San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico

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

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