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Booklice

Scientific Name
Liposcelis bostrychophilus
Scientific Author
Badonnel, 1931
Taxonomy
(Psocoptera: Liposcelididae: Liposcelidinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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NZA608. Magnification: 40×.
Source
Qing-Hai Fan MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Females

Body length 1.0-1.25 mm; sclerotized areas of body pale to medium brown with yellowish tinge. Sculpture of vertex: areoles arched forward separated by narrow lines of thin cuticle and bearing relatively large nodules; granules of abdominal terga beyond tergum 2 forming distinct areoles. Only adominal setae Mv10, Md10 well differentiated; eyes with 5-8 ommatidia; common stem of gonapophyses bifurcate; prothoracic sternum with a pair of lateral setae on the posterior half, more posteriorly than several anterior setae; posterior border of each abdominal tergites 3-7 with a pale membranous band.

References

- New, T.R. (2005). Psocoptera. Handbooks for the identification of British insects. Vol. 1, Part 7. Royal Entomological Society of London, 146 pp.

- Mockford, E.L. (1993). North American Psocoptera (Insecta). Fauna and Flora Handbook No. 10. Sandhill Crane Press, Inc, Gainesville, 455 pp.

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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
14/09/2011 09:46 AEST
Last Updated
10/04/2014 03:09 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Booklice (Liposcelis bostrychophilus) Updated on 4/10/2014 3:09:17 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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