Bark Louse
Giant Thrips
Bark Louse (Trichadenotecnum enderleini)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Bark Lice (Psocodea)
Family: Bark Louse (Psocidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Bark Louse (Trichadenotecnum enderleini)
This Photo:     Anterior
Synonym: Ptycta enderleini

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
1st Live Photo on-line:
At only 2.5mm body & head length, it wasn't the easiest animal we've tried to photograph
It 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 © 2017-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-May-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.