Definition of Psocidae
1. Noun. A family of small soft-bodied insects that feed on decaying vegetation; related to booklice.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Corrodentia, Order Corrodentia, Order Psocoptera, Psocoptera
Member holonyms: Psocid, Genus Liposcelis, Liposcelis, Genus Trogium, Trogium
Lexicographical Neighbors of Psocidae
Literary usage of Psocidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1915)
"and the Hemiptera-Homoptera, and it is with the Neuroptera and Homoptera that the Psocidae show the closest affinities. It is quite true that the ancestral ..."
2. Acta Soc. Pro Fauna Et Flora Fennica by Societas pro Fauna et Flora Fennica (1894)
"Mac Lachlan, A Monograph of the British Psocidae (Entom. Monthl. Mag. III. 1867). ... a genus and species of Psocidae new to Britain (Ent. M. Mag. XXIII, p. ..."
3. Report on Economic Zoology by Frederick Vincent Theobald (1903)
"The Psocidae do much harm to papers, books, and insect collections. ... Many of the Psocidae remain very like the larval stage you send, ie in an apterous ..."