Unknown Baby Bug
Location:  UK (Southampton)
October 16, 2010 7:44 pm
I’m trying to work out what this bug is. It’s (presumably) a baby, and measures in at about 1 or 2mm. We are currently having an infestation of silverfish in the property, but this doesn’t really seem to look like one to me (and there have been quite a few of these little ones crawling around), plus it appears to have wings. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Signature:  Geoff Merrett


Hi Geoff,
Though it is small, this Barklouse in the order Psocodea is a winged adult.  Since your specimen is from the UK, we did not expect to be able to find a match on BugGuide which is devoted to North American species, however, the Cave Barklice in the family Psyllipsocidae has some individuals posted to BugGuide that look very similar to your specimen, especially
Dorypteryx domestica.

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