Sixteen insect species discovered, new for Texel island


This video from Finland says about itself:

A small insect (barely visible with the naked eye) from the order Psocoptera.

This year, Dutch entomologist Cees Gielis has discovered 16 insect species, new for Texel island.

They are all barkflies. Those 16 species are 25% of all insects of that order living in the Netherlands.

Barkflies, or Psocoptera, are an ancient insect order, thought to originate in the Permian age, 300-250 million years ago. They are not closely related to “real” flies.

Texel insects: here.

Texel insect hotels: here.

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