Barkfly (Psocid)


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Lovely! Is that a little dollop of pollen on the head?
buddy icon laurie.knight
7 years ago
I think it is a bit of pollen yes. A lot of insects (most actually) have bits of pollen on them if you look closely enough - probably because they spend a lot of time in/around flowers and pollen is sticky stuff!
buddy icon bobsaville93
6 years ago
Some wonderful shots, Laurie! This species is an Ectopsocus - either petersi or briggsi. Do you want a real challenge?! The best way to distinguish females of the two species is by the shape of the subgenital plate which is on the underside of the abdomen (see www.brc.ac.uk/schemes/barkfly/key/A1-B-C1-D1-E1.htm). Can you photograph this feature on live animals?


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Taxonomies

Barkfly

Order : Psocoptera

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