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Bark louse

Myopsocus sp.

Description:

This small flying insect landed on my jacket while walking around a local lake. About 6mm long, long antennae, broadish head, wings closed to vertical.

Habitat:

In a local nature reserve at the edge of a large lake.

Notes:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/72842252@N...
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b...

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2 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

So it thought I was a tree I suppose. :) (thanks)

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Bark lice, or louse, in this case.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psocoptera

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 6, 2014
Submitted on Oct 8, 2014

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