Ectopsocus axillaris

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Ectopsocus axillaris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Psocoptera
Family: Ectopsocidae
Genus: Ectopsocus
Species: E. axillaris
Binomial name
Ectopsocus axillaris
(Smithers, 1969)

Ectopsocus axillaris is a species of Psocoptera from Ectopsocidae family that can be found in Great Britain and Ireland. The species are brownish-black coloured and is similar to Bertkauia lucifuga.[1]


The species feed on beech, cherry laurel, Chinese juniper, elder, hawthorn and oak. They also feed on abandoned wasp nests that can be seen from bracket fungus.[1]