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Reticulate-winged Trogiid

Lepinotus reticulatus


About 1mm long.


My bathtub.


I would have thought this was nothing more than a speck of dirt had I not seen it scurry around. When it moved it moved in quick bursts. A member of the Psocoptera or Booklice order of insects, in the family Trogiidae or Granary Booklice. They feed on stored grain. I have no idea what it was doing in my bathtub. ID'd at BugGuide by v. belov. 26

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Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Spotted on May 16, 2013
Submitted on May 17, 2013

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