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

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Liposcelis bostrychophila Badonnel, 1931


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).