Liposcelis bostrychophila Badonnel, 1931, Badonnel, 1931

Lienhard, Charles & Mifsud, David, 2015, Psocids from Malta (Insecta: Psocodea: ‘ Psocoptera’), with new synonymy for Peripsocus stagnivagus based on the discovery of its first Palaearctic male, Zootaxa 3936 (2), pp. 251-260: 253

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3936.2.5

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B03C5872-9D58-4F18-B70C-86AA42AFFA92

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/2D488796-FFC4-F32D-B4F9-FE85932FFD9B

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Liposcelis bostrychophila Badonnel, 1931
status

 

Liposcelis bostrychophila Badonnel, 1931  

Material examined. Malta, Buskett, 17. v. 1974, 1 ♀, in soil sample, VM; Zejtun, 20. x. 2014, 8 ♀, in private residence, DM.

Notes. This species was previously reported from Malta by Lienhard (1990). It is a cosmopolitan species with obligate thelytokous parthenogenesis and is the most common domestic species of Psocoptera, often being a serious pest in the food industry, households, herbaria, medical mycotheca and similar commodities ( Lienhard 1990, 1998).