Bark Louse
Ellura
Bark Louse
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Bark Louse (Trichadenotecnum enderleini)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Bark Louse (Psocodea)
Family: Bark Louse (Psocodea sp)
Species: Bark Louse (Trichadenotecnum enderleini)
This Photo:     Dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
At only 2.5mm body length, it wasn't the easiest animal we've tried to photograph
It's seems to be a relatively common species but isn't described in Smithers (1990) that we can see. However, it matches very closely Ptycta enderleini, in the paper "Systematic Position of Trichadenotecnum enderleini" by Yoshizawa & Smithers. We use the ALA for naming, which still uses the old name; Trichadenotecnum enderleini, not Ptycta enderleini as described in the above paper.

Copyright © 2017 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-May-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species