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Entomology and Plant Pathology

Liposcelis corrodens

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

L. corrodens, x100
Liposcelis corrodens Heymons (Section II, Group D)

  • Abdominal terga 3-4 with a posterior membranous band
  • Sclerotized areas grayish brown; antennae and palpi paler
  • The shoulder bristle (S1) is relatively long, 1.5 to 2 times the length of other setae on 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
       - arched forward
       - separated by depressed lines
       - have small nodules
     psocid detail, x400
  • Abdominal areoles
       - separated by depressed lines
       - have one to three rows of small nodules
     psocid detail, x400
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