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Ptycta conforma Bess & Yoshizawa 2006

Emilie Bess
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Containing group: Ptycta

Introduction

Ptycta conforma is one of four species of Ptycta from Japan. This species lives in subtropical regions (see distribution map below) and inhabits trees at the edge of forests and in populated areas.

Characteristics

Ptycta conforma can be distinguished by:

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Forewing of Ptycta conforma.  Cubital loop and areola postica joined to M is typical of the family Psocidae.  The fusion of veins Rs+M distinguishes the genus Ptycta the sister genus Copostigma.

Forewing of Ptycta conforma. Cubital loop and areola postica joined to M is typical of the family Psocidae.
The fusion of veins Rs,M distinguishes the genus Ptycta the sister genus Copostigma.

Distribution

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Distribution of Japanese Ptycta: P. conforma, P. recava, P. micromaculata, and P. parvidentata.
Ptycta conforma occurs in southern Japan, from Okinawajima to Tsushima Island.

References

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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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Scientific Name Ptycta conforma
Location Nokonoshima Island, Kyushu, Japan
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By K. Yoshizawa
Sex Male
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Size 4mm
Copyright © 2006 Kazunori Yoshizawa
Scientific Name Ptycta conforma
Location Nokonoshima Island, Kyushu, Japan
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By K. Yoshizawa
Life Cycle Stage nymph (immature)
View dorsal
Size 3mm
Copyright © 2006 Kazunori Yoshizawa
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Emilie Bess
Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, Illinois, USA

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