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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Psocoptera
Suborder: Psocomorpha
Infraorder: Epipsocetae
Family: Epipsocidae

Epipsocidae is a family of Psocoptera belonging to the suborder Psocomorpha, that includes, among others, the genera Epipsocus, Epipsocopsis, and the New Guinean endemic Dicropsocus. The only European species in the family is the (almost always) apterous Bertkauia lucifuga. Like the other members of the infra-order Epipsocetae, Epipsocidae have a labrum with two sclerotized ridges.


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