Mysterious booklice in the Netherlands


This 2013 video says about itself:

Female Badonnelia titei feeding on a dead, dried maggot in a laboratory culture.

Translated from the Dutch entomologists of EIS Kenniscentrum Insecten:

18 January 2016 – Booklice are very little studied due to their small size (smaller than 5 millimeters). In recent years, the attention for these fascinating insects has increased, but it is not yet clear exactly which species occur in our country. For example, recently it was announced that Badonnelia titei lives in various places in our country. …

Badonnelia titei is an exotic species that most likely originates from South America, where they may originally have lived in caves. Oddly enough, the species has never been observed in the wild. It is found in Europe and the USA where it has been imported, in buildings, such as archives, museums and laboratories.

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