Head & Antennae
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Bark Lice (Psocodea)|
|Family:||Bark Louse (Psocidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Bark Louse (Trichadenotecnum enderleini)|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
1st Live Photo's on-line: At only 2.5mm body & head 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.