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Booklice

Scientific Name
Liposcelis mendax
Scientific Author
Pearman, 1946
Taxonomy
(Psocoptera: Liposcelididae: Liposcelidinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Pale brown. Compound eye with 5-7 ommatidia. Sculpture of vertex: areoles transverse in middle, arched forward on sides, their surfaces finely granulate, separated by depressed lines; sclerotized regions of abdominal terga with similar sculpture but areoles all transversely elongate. Small setae on vertex sparse, distance between them considerably more than their length; clunium with sparse short hairs.

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
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
14/09/2011 09:53 AEST
Last Updated
10/04/2014 03:12 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Booklice (Liposcelis mendax) Updated on 4/10/2014 3:12:18 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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