Liposcelis (genus - booklice/storage pests)

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Liposcelis bostrychophila live adult (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Ken Walker Museum Victoria
Source: PaDIL

Liposcelis Motschulsky, 1852 - (booklice, storage pests)

The genus is one of the largest within the order of booklice and contains more than 100 species. They are tiny and wingless insects which live on mouldy products in houses (e.g. books), grain stores, mills and in museum collections. The genus has a world-wide distribution. The commonly encountered pest species are Liposcelis bostrychophila, L. decolor, L. entomophila and L. paeta.

Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Bücherlaus
• Español: piojo de los libros
• Français: pou des livres

Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: