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Booklice

Scientific Name
Liposcelis decolor
Scientific Author
(Pearman, 1925)
Taxonomy
(Psocoptera: Liposcelididae: Liposcelidinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Justin C. Smith MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Body colour grayish white to meduim brown, with scattered brown subcuticular pigment granules on vertex and along sides of thorax; sclerotized strips along anterior margins of abdominal terga more marked on tg 6-8 than on more anterior terga. Sculpture of vertex: transverse areoles seperated by ridges, bearing small nodules forming antero-posteriorly orientated wavy lines; abdominal terga sculptured with nodules of the same size to slightly larger weakly grouped into areoles separated by clear lines.

Female: Compound eyes with 7 ommatidia; lateral lobe of pronotum with only a few small hairs behind the humeral bristle, no distinct transverse row of setae.

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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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
14/09/2011 09:51 AEST
Last Updated
10/04/2014 03:10 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Booklice (Liposcelis decolor) Updated on 4/10/2014 3:10:45 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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