SCIENCE & NATURE

Examine the modern marvels of some of nature’s most incredible miniature creatures. Read up on insect’s relationship with nature, scientific discoveries, entomological research and more.

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Do Psocids Bite?

Have you ever seen tiny, lightly-colored insects crawling around your home or garden? If so, you may have been seeing psocids. These soft-bodied pests rarely grow larger than three-sixteenths of an inch long, making it difficult to spot a few of these pests outdoors. However, some of the psocid species are 1/10th this size (size ranges from 0.04 inch to 0.4 inch or 1/25” – 3/16”), just barely visible without magnification. With the smaller species there can be hundreds or even thousands of them, making the group of them more noticeable than an individual psocid would be.

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