Elipsocus pumilis

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Elipsocus pumilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Psocoptera
Family: Elipsocidae
Genus: Elipsocus
Species: E. pumilis
Binomial name
Elipsocus pumilis
(Hagen, 1861)

Elipsocus pumilis is a species of Psocoptera from Elipsocidae family that can be found in Great Britain and Ireland. They also live in countries like Austria, Benelux, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, and Scandinavia.[1] The species are black coloured.[2]


The species feed on fruits of various kind including horse chestnut, lime, and rowan. It also feeds on trees such as alder, ash, beech, birch, bird cherry, blackthorn, broom, Chinese juniper, elder, fir, hawthorn, hazel, honeysuckle, juniper, larch, pine, sycamore, sea buckthorn, spruce, willow, and yew.[2]


  1. ^ "Elipsocus pumilis (Hagen, 1861)". 2.6.2. Fauna Europaea. August 29, 2013. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Description and habitat