Psocodea Species File (Version 5.0/5.0)
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Psocodea Species File Online

Psococerastis tokyoensis
Psococerastis tokyoensis

Columbicola columbae, British Museum of Natural History, London, 1997
Columbicola columbae
Kevin P. Johnson, Author,
  Illinois Natural History Survey
Vincent S. Smith, Author,
  The Natural History Museum, London
Heidi Hopkins, Author,
  Illinois Natural History Survey
David C. Eades, Principal Database Developer,
  Illinois Natural History Survey

Major Contributors:
  Emilie Bess, Illinois Natural History Survey
  Charles Lienhard, Museum of Natural History, Geneva
             INHS 150th
   NSF logo Development of Psocodea Species File
is supported in part by funding from
the National Science Foundation.

The Psocodea Species File is a taxonomic database that includes data for Psocoptera (bark lice) and Phthiraptera (parasitic lice). Data includes synonymies and citations for all recognized species. Parasitic lice are embedded within bark lice, and thus the single order Psocodea is recognized for both groups.

The Psocodea Species File contains data from the scientific literature on Psocoptera and Phthiraptera. This classification is believed to be accurate through the end of 2022. Should you find the database has an error or any species missing under the current phylogeny, please use the email contact link below, describe what you believe to be in error/missing, and attach a pdf of the paper that supports your correction.

Very few taxonomic histories of individual species are complete. Suggested additions to such histories are welcome; please use the contact link and attach a pdf of the paper to be added. Host associations and distribution data are incomplete.

To see information contained in the database, use the links across the top of the page.  Click on Search to find a specific taxon or other kinds of information.  Clicking on Taxa will make the order Psocodea your current taxon unless you have previously moved to a different taxon in this session.

This website and database use Species File Software.  Information about the design and use of SFS may be found on a separate website.

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This database is updated from the literature annually between November and January. Earlier updates to the database are accommodated if a publication is sent as an email attachment to the contact email below. Please send comments and questions about the database and its development to Heidi Hopkins (send mail).  When referencing this website, please use the following format:  Johnson, K. P., Smith, V. S. & Hopkins, H. H. Psocodea Species File Online. Version 5.0/5.0. [retrieval date]. <>.  Use to bookmark this website.

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