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Psocoptera (Insecta) of Lord Howe Island

Courtenay Neville Smithers

Psocoptera (Insecta) of Lord Howe Island

by Courtenay Neville Smithers

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Published by Australian Museum in Sydney .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Australia,
  • Lord Howe Island (N.S.W.)
    • Subjects:
    • Psocoptera.,
    • Insects -- Australia -- Lord Howe Island (N.S.W.)

    • Edition Notes

      Cover title.

      Statementby C. N. Smithers and I. W. B. Thornton.
      SeriesRecords of the Australian Museum ;, v. 29, no. 16
      ContributionsThornton, I. W. B. joint author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQH1 .A985 vol. 29, no. 16, QL515 .A985 vol. 29, no. 16
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. 454-471 :
      Number of Pages471
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4275373M
      LC Control Number78300863

      Psocoptera comprises aproximately species of small phytophagous and detritivorous hemipteroids. The order is represented in Argentina by 86 species (36 genera and 18 families). Psocoptera definition is - an order of tiny soft-bodied insects that have long antennae, chewing mouthparts, feed on organic matter, are either wingless or have two pairs of wings held over the back like a roof, and include the book lice and bark lice.

      - Explore James Thompson's board "Psocoptera" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Insects, Pictures of insects, Animal species pins. (Order Psocoptera) Characteristics. SIZE: Range in size from one-twenty-fifth to one-thirteenth of an inch. They are wingless and are common in moist or damp areas. They are known as “book lice” because they are often found in association with old books stored in damp conditions such as in a basement. Unlike true lice, however.

      Psocoptera: book and bark liceUMSP book and bark lice (Psocoptera) holdings include 15 families. Psocoptera (Handbooks for the identification of British insects) [T. R New] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.4/5(1).


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Psocoptera (Insecta) of Lord Howe Island by Courtenay Neville Smithers Download PDF EPUB FB2

Although they are called lice, the Psocoptera are free-living insects, not parasites. The scientific name comes from the Greek psocus (to grind) and pteron (wing) and refers to the psocopteran jaws, which are shaped to grind food, rather like a pestle and mortar.

These insects can be conveniently, if somewhat arbitrarily, discussed in two groups, barklice and booklice, based on whether they. Psocoptera: booklice.

Characteristics Psocids or booklice as they are commonly known are small usually dull coloured insects with a body length of millimetres. All psocids possess silk glands and in some species large webs are formed in which the community lives.

The Psocoptera are a group of small soft, stout bodied insects which include Book Lice Liposcelis sp. which feed on the paste and Psocoptera book of old books as well as on the fungi which invades the pages, they will also feed on Psocoptera book specimens if given the chance.

There are around 2. Booklice are more common in human dwellings and warehouses. They are wingless and much smaller than barklice (less than 2 mm). Most species feed on stored grains, book bindings, wallpaper paste, fabric sizing, and other starchy products.

Although most Psocoptera are free-living, a few genera live in the nests of birds. North American Psocoptera provides a complete review of the 28 families, 78 genera and species of the order Psocoptera found in the United States and comprehensive book contains keys to all of the known taxa of Psocoptera which have been found in the study area, including three genera named as new.

Not only are the native and established species included, but also those which. The Latin Psocoptera is a combination of ‘Psoco’ for ‘small rub’ and ‘Ptera’ for ‘winged’, implying the abrasion kind of damage they cause as they feed and also some of them have wings.

Discovered between and million ago during the Permian period, Psocoptera can be found all over the world and are diverse in tropical.

How to Get Rid of Booklice. The small bugs that are often found in stored books are tiny insects called booklice. These creatures are drawn to areas with high humidity and moisture, and love feeding on mold.

Despite the name, booklice Views: K. Additionally, books and papers should be kept off the floor and stored in a dry place to prevent the items from becoming damp, growing mould, and attracting booklice.

Habitat, Diet, and Life Cycle Habitat. Booklice live in warm environments with plenty of moisture and humidity. They prefer to inhabit undisturbed spaces and are often found. ‘The hemipteroid assemblage has four orders of insects: Hemiptera (bugs, cicadas, whiteflies, aphids, etc.), Phthiraptera, Psocoptera (psocids, book lice, and bark lice), and Thysanoptera (thrips).’ ‘For the other two hemipteroid orders, Thysanoptera and Psocoptera.

A book louse, Liposcelis species (Psocoptera: Liposcelidae)(photograph by M. Merchant). All pesticides are potentially hazardous to human health and the environment.

As a pesticide user, you are legally required to read and carefully follow all. Booklice are insects that belong to the Phylum Arthropoda, Order Psocoptera and Class Insecta.

The name Psocoptera originates from the Greek words psokos, which means gnawed or rubbed and ptera, which means wings. Booklice have a prominent head with thread-like antennae.

The head is connected to the thorax by the neck. Book Description. North American Psocoptera provides a complete review of the 28 families, 78 genera and species of the order Psocoptera found in the United States and Canada. This comprehensive book contains keys to all of the known taxa of Psocoptera which have been found in the study area, including three genera named as new.

Leticia Avilés, Jessica Purcell, in Advances in the Study of Behavior, D Psocids. Among psocids (Insecta, Orden Psocoptera), the Archipsocidae is an especially intriguing and little known group of organisms where sociality and inbreeding appear to be associated in ways reminiscent of the social spider systems (e.g., Mockford, ; New, ).

Commonly called barklice or booklice, members of the order Psocoptera (psocids) are not true lice (order Phthiraptera) although they are closely related to parasitic lice.

Unlike blood-sucking lice, psocids (pronounces so'-sid) are phytophagous, feeding on organic matter including algae, lichen, fungi, pollen, decaying plant particles (detritus. Psocoptera (book lice, bark lice, dust lice) Fast facts about Psocoptera (book lice, bark lice, dust lice) Minute (less than 6 mm) though a few are as large as 10 mm, soft-bodied, winged and wingless.

If you have found tiny, pale-colored insects crawling around in your home, it can be quite disturbing. So, we're going to skip over the scientific data on these pests, like the fact that they are of the order Psocoptera and that the staples of their diet are fungi, algae, lichen, and organic detritus, and get right to what matters most.

Psocoptera(Book lice) Class InsectaOrder PsocopteraNumber of families 36 or 37 Source for information on Psocoptera (Book Lice): Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia dictionary. About this book. Lists all 41 families, genera, and species of the insect order Psocoptera (psocids) described up to the end of the year Graphically analyses the.

Psocoptera are tiny insects that have either four wings or none at all. Wings are held tent-like over the back of the body. They generally have long antennae and soft bodies.

They have chewing mouthparts. Booklice are found around old books, papers and in damp, dark rooms. Those with wings are called psocids (pronounced “so-sids”). Booklice are more common in human dwellings and warehouses. They are wingless and much smaller than barklice (less than 2 mm).

Most species feed on stored grains, book bindings, wallpaper paste, fabric sizing, and other starchy products. Although most Psocoptera are free-living, a few genera live in the nests of birds. The order Psocoptera is divided into three suborders.

Suborder Trogiomorpha. Trogiomorpha have antennae with many segments (22–50 antennomeres) and always three-segmented tarsi. Trogiomorpha is the smallest suborder of the Psocoptera sensu stricto (i.e. excluding Phthiraptera), with about species in 7 families, ranging from the monospecific fossil family Archaeotropidae to the speciose.Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects: Psocoptera. Insects -- Classification. Insects -- Great Britain. View all .books, have been called book-lice. The Psocoptera are a small order of paraneopteran insects (near 4, species have been described around the world) which are found in a wide range of.