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Short description: Family of booklice

Scientific classification e
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Psocodea
Suborder: Psocomorpha
Infraorder: Homilopsocidea
Family: Elipsocidae
  • Elipsocinae
  • Pseudopsocinae
  • Propsocinae
  • Nepiomorphinae
  • Lesneiinae
  • Yuntapsocinae

Elipsocidae is a family of Psocodea (formerly Psocoptera) belonging to the infraorder Homilopsocidea.[1] Members of the family have a free areola postica. Many species are apterous (without wings). The family includes about 130 species in more than 30 genera.


These 32 genera belong to the family Elipsocidae:

  • Antarctopsocus c g
  • Ausysium c g
  • Clinopsocus c g
  • Cuneopalpus Badonnel, 1943 i c g b
  • Diademadrilus c g
  • Drymopsocus Smithers, 1963 c g
  • Elipsocus Hagen, 1866 i c g b
  • Euryphallus c g
  • Gondwanapsocus c g
  • Hemineura c g
  • Kilauella c g
  • Metelipsocus c g
  • Nepiomorpha Pearman, 1936 i c g
  • Nothopsocus c g
  • Onychophallus c g
  • Paedomorpha c g
  • Palistreptus c g
  • Palmicola Mockford, 1955 i c g
  • Pentacladus c g
  • Prionotodrilus c g
  • Propsocus McLachlan, 1866 i c g b
  • Pseudopsocus c g
  • Psocophloea c g
  • Reuterella Enderlein, 1903 i c g b
  • Roesleria c g
  • Sandrapsocus c g
  • Sinelipsocus c g
  • Spilopsocus c g
  • Telmopsocus c g
  • Villopsocus c g
  • Weddellopsocus c g
  • Yuntapsocus c g

Data sources: i = ITIS,[2] c = Catalogue of Life,[3] g = GBIF,[4] b =[5]


  • Lienhard, C. & Smithers, C. N. 2002. Psocoptera (Insecta): World Catalogue and Bibliography. Instrumenta Biodiversitatis, vol. 5. Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Genève.

External links

Wikidata ☰ Q1952043 entry