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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Psocoptera
Suborder: Psocomorpha
Infraorder: Homilopsocidea
Family: Calopsocidae

Subfamily Callistopterinae

Subfamily Calopsocinae

Calopsocidae is a family of Psocoptera (book lice) belonging to the suborder Psocomorpha.

Members of the family often have a reticulate venation and coriaceous wings, and a head with a sharp vertex.

Calopsocidae are especially diverse in New Guinea.

This family is closely related to Pseudocaeciliidae.

See also[edit]


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