Biology:Psococerastis gibbosa

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Short description: Species of booklouse

Psococerastis gibbosa
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Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Psocodea
Family: Psocidae
Genus: Psococerastis
P. gibbosa
Binomial name
Psococerastis gibbosa
(Sulzer, 1776)

Psococerastis gibbosa is a species of Psocoptera from the Psocidae family that can be found in Great Britain and Ireland. They are also common in Austria, Benelux, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland , France , Germany , Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland , Romania, Spain , Switzerland , and Scandinavia.[1] The species are yellowish-black coloured, and are striped.[2]


The species feeds on ash, beech, birch, blackthorn, elder, hawthorn, hazel, larch, oak, pine, and sallow. They sometimes eat apples.[2]


Wikidata ☰ Q4047571 entry