piggehwoo's picture

Barkfly

Observed: 30th September 2013 By: piggehwoopiggehwoo’s reputation in Invertebratespiggehwoo’s reputation in Invertebratespiggehwoo’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

stevegregory's picture

Not an Aphid

Think this may be another springtail (Colembolla)?

Might be a barkfly (Psocoptera), but doesn't seem to fit species on the superb website at www.brc.ac.uk/schemes/barkfly (gratuitous barkfly website advert over).

piggehwoo's picture

wingless (ish) Barkfly sounds possible

as it didnt attempt to ping away and I had caught several of them in various sweeps. Cheers!

stevegregory's picture

No ping, no spring!

No ping, no spring! Good logic.

Martin Harvey's picture

Barkfly

There's a very similar-looking creature in this stunning close-up by Eddie Nurcombe on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/42985099@N03/7977004138

(I'm not sure whether the ID suggested on Flickr, of Valenzuela flavidus, is confirmed though.)

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