Booklice Insect Facts with Pics

Booklice Insect

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Liposcelis terricolis thrives in damp conditions. This booklouse is found worldwide.   The swollen femora on the high legs are distinctive features of the species. Body length 0.2 inches (5 mm).

Booklice Insect Facts:

Common name: Booklice, barklice

Order: Psocoptera

Class: Insecta

Subphylum: Hexapoda  

Number of species: About 3,200 (245 mm)

Size: From around 0.08 in (2 mm) to 0.4 in (10 mm)



Key features: Head with a pair of thin antennae and compound eyes; simple eyes present in barklice, but not in booklice; mouthparts adapted for chewing; legs quite long for fast running; booklice lack wings, barklice have 2 pairs of membranous wings, sometimes colored; hind wings larger than front pair, cerci lacking

Habits: wingless species favor dark places under stones and bark, in leaf litter, or within crevices in houses and sheds, winged species live on bark and among vegetation

Breeding: Males of some species stridulate; courtship dances are known to occur; eggs laid in clusters

Diet: All kinds of vegetable matter, fungi, stored food products, and book bindings

Habitat: Forests, desert and semidesert, birds’ nests, human dwellings, and storehouses

Distribution: Worldwide

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Booklice Insect Facts with Images

Booklice Insect Facts with Photos

Booklice Insect

Booklice Insect Facts with Pics

Booklice Insect Images

Booklice Insect Pics

Booklice Insect Photos

Booklice Insect Pictures

Booklice Insect

Booklice Insects

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