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pso·cid

 (sō′sĭd, sŏs′ĭd)
n.
Any of various small soft-bodied chewing insects of the order Psocoptera, which includes the booklice. The psocids are sometimes classified together with the parasitic lice in the order Psocodea.

[From New Latin Psōcidae, family name, from Psōcus, type genus, from Greek psōkhos, dust.]

psocid

(ˈsəʊsɪd)
n
(Animals) any of numerous tiny winged or wingless insects of the order Psocoptera, which feed on fragments of vegetable and animal matter in bark and straw, and among books and papers, and are sometimes pests of stored products

pso•cid

(ˈsoʊ sɪd, ˈsɒs ɪd)

n.
any of numerous tiny lice of the order Psocoptera, many of which are pests on woody plants and plant products, as the booklouse.
[1890–95; < New Latin Psocidae=Psoc(us) name of a genus (< Greek psôchos dust) + -idae -id2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.psocid - small winged insect living on the bark and leaves of trees and feeding on e.g. fungi and decaying plant matterpsocid - small winged insect living on the bark and leaves of trees and feeding on e.g. fungi and decaying plant matter
psocopterous insect - small soft-bodied insect with chewing mouthparts and either no wings or two pairs
family Psocidae, Psocidae - a family of small soft-bodied insects that feed on decaying vegetation; related to booklice
bark louse, bark-louse - any of several insects living on the bark of plants
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While the habits of most emesines are unknown, several species are associated with spider and psocid webs (see Wygodzinsky, 1966 for a review), where some are kleptoparasites and others hunt the spiders themselves, either by stealth (Soley and Taylor, 2012) or by mimicking prey (Wignall and Taylor, 2008, 2011).
I have done some psocid collecting in Bolivia recently and have identified at least 27 genera in addition to those recorded by Lienhard & Smithers (2002).
We investigated the effect of four different humidities on population growth of the psocid Liposcelis yunnaniensis (Psocoptera: Liposcelididae).
This chemical also effectively controls economically important beetle and moth pests associated with stored grain and is also effective against certain psocid species (Hertlein et al.
2007) and the psocid, Liposcelis bostrychophila Badonnel; Psocodea: Liposcelididae (Dou et al.
The biology of psocid insects are poorly known, but in the year 2000, 4408 described species belonging to 371 genera and 41 families were known world wide (Lienhard & Smithers 2002), and by the end of 2005, 103 new genera and 1149 new species were added (Garcia Aldrete 2006).