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Trichoptera? =>Psocoptera, Metylophorus nebulosus
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Posted on 12-02-2019 21:31

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17.08.18, Switzerland, Val Müstair, 1400 m, at running creek
Mtfyfe attached the following image:

Edited by Mtfyfe on 12-02-2019 23:28
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Posted on 12-02-2019 21:59

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Should be Psocoptera.
Cheers, Helge
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Posted on 12-02-2019 22:50

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Hi Helge,
it looks a little like Psocoptera but the size does not fit. As far as I know Psocoptera are 3-5 (-10) mm in size and this one was larger.
Unfortunately I have no exact size but by comparing it to the bark it was rather 10-15 mm.
Regards Lars
Juergen Peters
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Posted on 12-02-2019 23:04
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Hello Lars,

Mtfyfe wrote:it looks a little like Psocoptera

it is Psocoptera.

Unfortunately I have no exact size but by comparing it to the bark it was rather 10-15 mm.

The biggest european Psocoptera, Psococerastis gibbosa reaches a wing span up to 16 mm and a body length of 7-7.5 mm.
This is not Psococerastis, but another rather big species, maybe Metylophorus nebulosus (body length 6-7 mm). Compare here:
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Juergen Peters
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Posted on 12-02-2019 23:25

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Hello Jürgen,
I agree. So my size estimate was mistaken.
Thanks for the link. My best guess from this list would be Metylophorus nebulosus. Correct?
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Posted on 12-02-2019 23:26

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Sorry you suggested Metylophorus nebulosus. So I agree.
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