Ectopsocus petersi

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Ectopsocus petersi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Psocoptera
Family: Ectopsocidae
Genus: Ectopsocus
Species: E. petersi
Binomial name
Ectopsocus petersi
Smithers, 1978

Ectopsocus petersi is a species of Psocoptera from Stenopsocidae family that can be found in Great Britain and Ireland. The species are brownish-orange coloured and is similar to Ectopsocus briggsi.[1]


The species feed on trees such as:

They also feed on fruits such as apple, bramble, horse chestnut, laurel, lime, pear, and rowan. The species also don't mind to feed on plants such as rhododendron, bracket fungus and leaf litter.[1] They are also hungry for Buxus, Chrysanthemum, and Dianthus species of plants on which they feed while flying in England.[2]


  1. ^ a b Description, distribution, and habitat
  2. ^ Edward L. Mockford (1993). Ross H. Arnett, Jr., ed. "North American Psocoptera". Sandhill Crane Press: 197. ISBN 1-877743-12-7.