Entomology and Plant Pathology

Liposcelis decolor

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

L. decolor, x100
Liposcelis decolor (Pearman) (Section I, Group B, subgroup Bb)

  • Abdominal terga 3-4 not with a posterior membranous band (at least in the middle)
  • Abdominal terga 5-8 clearly annulated (anterior potions darker - sclerotized)
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  • The shoulder bristle (S1) is long and strong
       - has NO supplementary bristles on each lateral pronotal lobe
     psocid detail, x400
     
  • All prosternal bristles anterior to middle of prosternum
     psocid detail, x400
     
  • 7 ommatidia
     psocid detail, x400
     
  • Areoles of vertex (transverse)
       - fairly wide antero-posteriorly
       - are separated by ridges
       - bear small nodules forming antero-posteriorly oriented wavy lines
     psocid detail, x400
     
  • Abdominal areoles
       - nodules of abdominal terga the same size or slightly larger than those of the vertex
       - are weakly grouped into areoles separated by clear lines
     psocid detail, x400
     
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