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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.]
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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
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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]
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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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Influence of commodity type, percentage of cracked kernels, and wheat class on population growth of stored-product psocids (Psocoptera: Liposcelidae).
dasycarpus (Rutaceae) at 6.32 nL/[cm.sup.2], and good results (88% repellency) were also noted when psocids were exposed to A.
Stored product pests often caused irreversible damage, and psocids were important categories of them.
Morphological and molecular characterization of Hirsutella citriformis (Ascomycota: Hypocreales) isolated from planthoppers and psocids in Argentina.
Morphological and molecular characterization of a fungus, Hirsutella sp., isolated from planthoppers and psocids in Argentina.
Synergized bifenthrin plus chlorpyriphos-methyl for control of beetles and psocids (Psocoptera: Liposcelididae) in sorghum in Australia.
ferrugineus, Xyleborinus saxeseni, and Ambrosiodmus lecontei; also encountered were Caulophilus oryzae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), unidentified cerambycid and elaterid larvae, as well as psocids and lepidopteran larvae (Table 2).
Moisture-related insects such as psocids (Psocidae), springtails (Orchesella sp.), foreign grain beetles (Ahasverus advena (Waltl)), and flat grain beetles (Chryptolestes pusillus (Schonherr)) were more common in 2005.
The sections on other insect orders of importance, moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera), psocids, booklice and dustlice (Psocoptera), true bugs (Hemiptera), and parasitic wasps (Hymenoptera) follow the same format used for Coleoptera.