Epipsocetae

Auroropsocus conoidalis, from Li (2002, vol. 2).

Belongs within: Psocomorpha.
Contains: Epipsocidae.

The Epipsocetae are a group of barklice characterised by a relatively long head with a pair of longitudinal sclerotised ridges present on the inner side of the labrum (New & Lienhard 2007).

Characters (from New & Lienhard 2007): Head long and vertical, genae long. Labrum with two longitudinal ridges on inner side, often converging anteriorly and fused to anterior margin. Labial palpi short; apex of lacinia often broadened with several teeth. Tarsi two- or three-segment, claws with subapical tooth. Usually macropterous, more rarely brachypterous or apterous; fore wing with areola postica present, free; fore wing veins Rs and M usually joined by long crossvein; veins usually setose. Female with gonapophyses reduced.

<==Epipsocetae [Cladiopsocidae, Epipsocoidea, Ptiloneuroidea]
|  i. s.: Parepipsocus Badonnel 1986 B86
|           `–*P. obscurus Badonnel 1986 B86
|         Neurostigma [Neurostigmatidae, Neurostigmatinae] NL07
|           |–N. furcivenula Badonnel 1986 B86
|           `–N. roesleri B86
|–Spurostigma [Spurostigmatidae, Spurostigmidae] Y02
|    |–*S. dominica NL07
|    |–S. cuba Eertmoed 1973 M74
|    `–S. epirotica Y02
`–+–Ptiloneuridae Y02
|    |–Ptiloneura splendida Y02
|    |–Loneura Navás 1927 M93
|    |    `–*L. crenata M93
|    `–Triplocania Y02
|         |–T. africana Badonnel 1955 B55
|         `–T. spinosa Y02
`–+–Cladiopsocus Y02
|    |–*C. ramulosus [=Dendroneura ramulosa] NL07
|    |–C. clarus GA96
|    |–C. garciai Eertmoed 1986 GA96
|    `–C. ocotensis García Aldrete 1996 GA96
`–+–Epipsocidae Y02
`–Dolabellopsocidae Y02
|–Isthmopsocus imperfectus Badonnel 1986 B86
|–Dimidistriata Li & Mockford 1997 NL07, L02 [=Dimidistriatus (l. c.) L03]
|    `–*D. longicapita Li & Mockford 1997 L02 [=Dimidistriatus longicapitus (l. c.) L03]
|–Dolabellopsocus Y02
|    |–D. ecuadorensis B86
|    |–D. incertus Badonnel 1986 B86
|    `–D. roseus Y02
`–Auroropsocus Eertmoed 1973 L02
|–*A. orientis Eertmoed 1973 NL07
|–A. conoidalis Li 2002 [=A. conoidealis] L02
|–A. cyclocarpus Li 2002 L02
|–A. flavidus Li 2002 L02
|–A. fumeus Li 2002 L02
|–A. setosus Li 2002 L02
|–A. spatiosifurcatus Li 2002 L02
`–A. strenus Li 2002 L02

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

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

[B86] Badonnel, A. 1986. Psocoptères de Colombie (Insecta, Psocoptera). Spixiana 9 (2): 179–223.

[GA96] García Aldrete, A. N. 1996. A new species of Cladiopsocus (Psocoptera: Cladiopsocidae) from Mexico. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 98 (3): 412–414.

[L02] Li F. 2002. Psocoptera of China vol. 1. Science Press: Beijing.

[L03] Lienhard, C. 2003. Nomenclatural amendments concerning Chinese Psocoptera (Insecta), with remarks on species richness. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 110 (4): 695–721.

[M74] Mockford, E. L. 1974. Records and descriptions of Cuban Psocoptera. Entomologica Americana 48 (2): 103–215.

[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.

[Y02] Yoshizawa, K. 2002. Phylogeny and higher classification of suborder Psocomorpha (Insecta: Psocodea: ‘Psocoptera’). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 136: 371–400.

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