Species: Barkfly - unnamed 1 (Trichadenotecnum sexpunctatum)

Family: Barkflies (PSOCIDAE)

Category: Insects (Other)

Location: One Sighting

A. Insects (Other)

More extensive information on insects can be found in a separate blog post.

B. Barkflies (PSOCIDAE)

This is a widespread family of small flies that live in tree bark.

C. Barkfly - unnamed 1 (Trichadenotecnum sexpunctatum)

Trichadenotecnum sexpunctatum is a 'picture-winged' barkfly that is not often found in Britain. Because of the colouration, these insects can often be mistaken for smal wasps. The forewing has six distinct spots in the apical cells.

This barkfly is very similar to the Damp barklice - unnamed 1 (Elipsocus hyalinus) but belongs to a different family.

Images

Barkfly - unnamed 1 (Trichadenotecnum sexpunctatum)

Trichadenotecnum sexpunctatum is a 'picture-winged' barkfly that is not often found in Britain.

(Photo credit: Stuart MA Ball.)