Echmepteryx hageni, copyright Katja Schulz.

Belongs within: Lepidopsocidae.

Echmepteryx is a cosmopolitan genus of scaly barklice.

Characters (from Mockford 1993): Antenna with fewer than forty segments. Fore wing with vein R1 generally joined to Rs stem by crossvein; anterior wing catch relatively short and thick.

<==Echmepteryx Aaron 1886M93
|--E. (Echmepteryx)NL07
| |--*E. (E.) hageni (Packard 1870)M93 [=Amphientomum hageniNL07; incl. E. agilis Aaron 1886M93]
| |--E. (E.) barbaM93
| |--E. (E.) intermedia Mockford 1974M93
| |--E. (E.) lealaeM93
| |--E. (E.) submontanaM93
| |--E. (E.) varaM93
| `--E. (E.) youngi Mockford 1974M93
|--E. (*Loxopholia) pinnulaNL07
|--E. (*Oxypsocus) hamiltoniNL07
|--E. (*Thylacomorpha) symmetrolepisNL07
`--E. (Thylacopsis Enderlein 1911)M93
|--E. (*T.) mihira [=Thylax mihira]NL07
|--E. (T.) falco (Badonnel 1949)M93 [=Thylacopsis falcoB49]
|--E. (T.) lunulata Thornton, Lee & Chui 1972NL07
|--E. (T.) madagascariensis (Kolbe 1885)NL07 (see below for synonymy)
`--E. (T.) pallida Smithers 1965S95

Echmepteryx incertae sedis:
E. alphaGA04
E. anomalaS95
E. frontalis Vaughan, Thornton & New 1991NL07
E. lacinipennis Enderlein 1926NL07
E. lawrencei Smithers 1995NL07
E. lineata Vaughan, Thornton & New 1991NL07
E. malayensis New 1975NL07
E. pletschiS95
E. similis Badonnel 1955B55
E. yanesiGA04

Echmepteryx (Thylacopsis) madagascariensis (Kolbe 1885)NL07 [=Thylax madagascariensisM93; incl. Thylacopsis albidus Badonnel 1949M93, Echmepteryx albidusM93, E. costalis Banks 1931M93, Lepidopsocus costalisM93]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B49] Badonnel, A. 1949. Psocoptères de la Cote d’Ivoire. Mission Paulian-Delamare (1945). Revue Française d’Entomologie 16: 20–46.

[B55] Badonnel, A. 1955. Psocoptères de l’Angola. Diamang Publicações Culturais 26: 11–267.

[GA04] García Aldrete, A. N. 2004. Descripciones de especies de Psocoptera y adiciones a la fauna. In: García Aldrete, A. N., & R. Ayala (eds) Artrópodos de Chamela pp. 107–125. Instituto de Biología, UNAM: México.

[M93] Mockford, E. L. 1993. North American Psocoptera (Insecta). Sandhill Crane Press, Inc.

[NL07] New, T. R., & C. Lienhard. 2007. The Psocoptera of Tropical South-east Asia. Brill: Leiden.

[S95] Smithers, C. N. 1995. Psocoptera (Insecta) of Christmas Island. Invertebrate Taxonomy 9: 529–561.

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