Help from Alaska
Well, I think that I am fairly conversant on local bugs but this one has got me and our local pro scratching our heads. I found it on a garbage can in a park in the Kenai Peninsula, AK. It is about 3mm long. Any ideas? Keep up the wonderful work that you do!! Cheers and we are Thankful for you guys!
We weren’t real sure about this critter, and entertained the thought that it might be a ground beetle, but Eric Eaton set us straight. Here is what he concludes: “Hi, Daniel: Wow, the image is of some kind of barklouse, order Psocoptera. Wish I could be more specific! It might even be a wingless adult, rather than a nymph. Eric”