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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Psocoptera
Suborder: Trogiomorpha
Infraorder: Psocathropetae
Family: Prionoglarididae

Prionoglarididae is a family of Psocoptera that are insects characterised by the reduction or simplification of the lacinia in adults and the specialised form of the male genitalia.[1] It contains the only known genus of animals, Neotrogla, where females possess a penis-like organ and take on typical male sex roles.[2]


  1. ^ Emilie Bess & Kevin P. Johnson (March 18, 2009). "Prionoglaridetae. Prionoglarididae". Tree of Life Web Project. Retrieved September 28, 2010. 
  2. ^ Yoshizawa, Kazunori; Ferreira, Rodrigo L.; Kamimura, Yoshitaka; Lienhard, Charles (2014). "Female Penis, Male Vagina, and Their Correlated Evolution in a Cave Insect". Current Biology. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.03.022. ISSN 0960-9822.