Liposcelis

Mockford, Edward L. & Krushelnycky, Paul D., 2008, New species and records of Liposcelis Motschulsky (Psocoptera: Liposcelididae) from Hawaii with first description of the male of Liposcelis bostrychophila Badonnel, Zootaxa 1766, pp. 53-68: 62-63

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.182025

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D087F2-9465-E83A-FCF3-9B19FA20FC96

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scientific name

Liposcelis
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Key to females of Liposcelis   group II-C species with fewer than seven ommatidia

1 With 2 ommatidia in eye............................................................................................................................. 2

-. With 3–6 ommatidia in eye (note exception for L. exigua   )........................................................................ 3

2 Areoles of vertex smooth ........................................................ L. paetula   Broadhead, 1950 (W. Palearctic)

-. Areoles of vertex with numerous tubercles .......................................... L. parvula   Badonnel, 1963 ( Chile)

3 With 7, but rarely 5 ommatidia in eye; head and thorax deep maroon brown, abdomen paler .................... ............................................................................................................... L. exigua   Badonnel, 1931 (Africa)

-. With 3–6 ommatidia in eye; head and thorax not colored as above (paler)................................................ 4

4 With 3–4 ommatidia in eye......................................................................................................................... 5

-. With 5–6 ommatidia in eye......................................................................................................................... 7

5 With 3 ommatidia in eye; vertex with sparse, heavy setae ............... L. ayosae   Lienhard, 1996 (Canary Is)

-. With 4 ommatidia in eye; setae of vertex fine............................................................................................ 6

6 Sculpture of vertex spindle-shaped areas with smooth surfaces; SI 23–28 µm ........................................... ............................................................................................. L. obscura   Broadhead, 1954 ( England, Egypt)

-. Sculpture of vertex spindle-shaped areas bearing very fine, dense tubercles oriented in longitudinal lines; SI 16–19 µm ..................................................................................... L. tetrops   Badonnel, 1986 a ( Senegal)

7 SE relatively long, acuminate distally ....................................... L. pacifica   Badonnel, 1986 b (W. Mexico)

-. SE shorter, truncate or slightly flared at apex............................................................................................. 8

8 Areoles of vertex obscure, finely granulate................................................................................................ 9

-. Areoles of vertex distinct.......................................................................................................................... 10

9 Body and appendages medium brown. Body length ca. 1.0 mm; SI ca. 18 µm ............................................ ................................................................................................ L. teminensis   Smithers, 1996 (W. Australia)

-. Body very pale chamois brown. Body length 0.84–0.86 mm; SI ca. 24 µm.................................................. ............................................................................................................... L. barrai   Badonnel, 1969 ( Gabon)

10 SI extremely short, little longer than surrounding setae. ............... L. romeralensis   Badonnel, 1967 ( Chile)

-. SI decidedly longer than surrounding setae.............................................................................................. 11

11 Body red-brown throughout with lateral hypodermal dark brown pigment granules .................................. ................................................................................................................ L. lunae Badonnel, 1969   ( Angola)

-. Body color not as above, and lacking lateral hypodermal dark pigment granules................................... 12

12. Thoracic setae SII not clearly differentiated; thoracic sternum II with 7 setae in anterior row .................... ......................................................................................................... L. mira   Badonnel, 1986 b (W. Mexico)

-. Thoracic setae SII differentiated but shorter than SI; thoracic sternum II with 8–10 setae in anterior row..................................................................................................................................................................... 13

13. Setae of vertex ~ 7 µm long; setae D not differentiated .............. L. bogotana   Badonnel, 1986 c ( Colombia)

-. Setae of vertex 12–14 µm long; setae D differentiated ...................................................... L. kipukae   n. sp.