Booklice

Booklice / Paperlice / Psocids

Multiple Species (Liposcelididae, Trogiidae, Psyllipsocidae, Laschesillidae spp.)

Size: 1/25–1/16 inch long (1–1.5 mm); about the size of a grain of sand

Color: Pale, yellowish-white to gray or light brown

Shape: Wide head, narrow thorax, large abdomen with thin antennae and 6 legs

Legs: 6 legs

Antennae: Long, thin antennae

Head: Look for a large bulge at the front of its head (called the clypeus) that resembles a large nose

Body: Soft-bodied and wingless; head and abdomen appear large while the thorax (midsection) is narrow