Liposcelis sp.


Liposcelis sp., Booklice, West Virginia image


Family: Liposcelididae

Subfamily: Liposcelidinae


Mockford (1993) notes that females in this subfamily are wingless. He gives these further characteristics of the subfamily: "Hind femur with a lateral protuberance. Pretarsal claw without basal seta. Subgenital plate with t-shaped sclerite."

Liposcelis is a large genus which is the only Nearctic member of subfamily Liposcelidinae.

Photo location: Ruraldale, Upshur County, West Virginia.

Booklice, Liposcelis sp., photo from West Virginia

Note that this is both the family page for Liposcelididae and the genus page for Liposcelis

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