Briggs’ Outer Barklouse found on mistletoe!

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The adult versions of those bug instars I’ve been finding on mistletoe berries have now been identified as, much to my surprise, Ectopsocus briggsi. Hooray! No, I’d never heard of it either. But what a cool name!  (I may, possibly, be a little biased in my appreciation, but only for family reasons). It’s a Barklouse, one of the Psocoptera or Psocids. And, in some accounts, it has been given the common name of Briggs’ Outer Barklouse. Outer what, […]