Barkflies & Booklice



Barkflies and booklice are insects in the order Psocoptera. One hundred species have been recorded in Britain which, compared to other insect groups, is not a dauntingly large number to learn to identify. There are two distinct groups: species that occur outdoors (barkflies) and those that are only recorded indoors (booklice).

Leicestershire and Rutland Resources

None known

Useful Websites and Publications


Barkflies - National Recording Scheme - excellent guide to Pscoptera. Good gallery plus a superb on-line key to guide you to an identification.


British Barkflies (and Booklice) (RES handbook vol. 1 Part 7)

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Recording Schemes

As with all records, any submissions you make to NatureSpot will be automatically forwarded to both local and national recording schemes.

Visit our County Recorders page to find out who is the CR in VC55 (Leicestershire and Rutland).