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Book louse

Observed: 5th March 2013 By: piggehwoopiggehwoo’s reputation in Invertebratespiggehwoo’s reputation in Invertebratespiggehwoo’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Found on a book, brown head, long silvery body.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Joe Botting's picture

Certainly Liposcelis...

...and probably L. bostrychophila, the most common one - but there are a whole stack of other species that turn up occasionally and need a microscope to recognise.

Martin Harvey's picture

booklice / barklice

For more about these tiny creatures see:
http://www.brc.ac.uk/schemes/barkfly/key/A3-B-C1-D4.htm

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