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- n. Plural form of booklouse.
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Less than a half an hour later, it turned out that I was wrong once again; the creatures from the garage were instead identified as psocopterans also called psocids, booklice or barklice.
The term "lice" in the names of "booklice" and "barklice" is somewhat misleading, for none of these insects is parasitic, and relatively few are louselike in appearance.
* It takes some trawling through the book to discover that by "mites" in insect collections, Browne probably means "booklice", i.e. Psocoptera.
Practical Taxidermy A manual of instruction to the amateur in collecting, preserving, and setting up natural history specimens of all kinds. To which is added a chapter upon the pictorial arrangement of museums. With additional instructions in modelling and artistic taxidermy.
These insects and pests include termites, roaches, mice, booklice and wood boarers etc.