Entomology and Plant Pathology

Liposcelis bostrychophila

psocid icon  Psocid ID:   Introduction | Picture Key           (G. Opit, J. Throne, and K. Friesen)

L. bostrychophila, x100
Liposcelis bostrychophila Badonnel ((section II, Group D)

  • Abdominal terga 3-4 with a posterior membranous band
  • Sclerotized areas of body pale to medium brown; head and thorax darker than abdomen
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  • The shoulder bristle (S1) is short and not much longer than other setae of edge of lateral lobe of pronotum
     psocid detail, x400
     
  • Has a lateral pair of prosternal bristles located posterior to the middle of prosternum
     psocid detail, x400
     
  • 7 ommatidia
     psocid detail, x400
     
  • Areoles of vertex
       - are arched forward
       - separated by narrow lines of thin cuticle
       - have relatively large nodules
     psocid detail, x400
     
  • Abdominal areoles are similar to areoles of the vertex except they are more transversely oriented
     psocid detail, x400
     
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