Psocidae

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Psocidae
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Psocoptera
Suborder: Psocomorpha
Infraorder: Psocetae
Family: Psocidae
Subfamilies

Amphigerontiinae
Psocinae
Thyrsophorinae

Psocidae is a family of the insect order Psocoptera, the booklice.

Members of this family are recognised by their wing-venation, where the areola postica is fused to the M-vein, giving rise to the so-called discoidal cell. This family is closely related to Myopsocidae. The family is widespread, including New Zealand.

Genera include:

Sources[edit]

  • Lienhard, C. & Smithers, C. N. 2002. Psocoptera (Insecta): World Catalogue and Bibliography. Instrumenta Biodiversitatis, vol. 5. Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Genève.