Auroropsocus conoidalis, from Li (2002, vol. 2).

Belongs within: Psocomorpha.
Contains: Epipsocidae.

The Epipsocetae are a group of barklice characterised by a relatively long head with a pair of longitudinal sclerotised ridges present on the inner side of the labrum (New & Lienhard 2007).

Characters (from New & Lienhard 2007): Head long and vertical, genae long. Labrum with two longitudinal ridges on inner side, often converging anteriorly and fused to anterior margin. Labial palpi short; apex of lacinia often broadened with several teeth. Tarsi two- or three-segment, claws with subapical tooth. Usually macropterous, more rarely brachypterous or apterous; fore wing with areola postica present, free; fore wing veins Rs and M usually joined by long crossvein; veins usually setose. Female with gonapophyses reduced.

<==Epipsocetae [Cladiopsocidae, Epipsocoidea, Ptiloneuroidea]
    |  i. s.: Parepipsocus Badonnel 1986 B86
    |           `--*P. obscurus Badonnel 1986 B86
    |         Neurostigma [Neurostigmatidae, Neurostigmatinae] NL07
    |           |--N. furcivenula Badonnel 1986 B86
    |           `--N. roesleri B86
    |--Spurostigma [Spurostigmatidae, Spurostigmidae] Y02
    |    |--*S. dominica NL07
    |    |--S. cuba Eertmoed 1973 M74
    |    `--S. epirotica Y02
    `--+--Ptiloneuridae Y02
       |    |--Ptiloneura splendida Y02
       |    |--Loneura Navás 1927 M93
       |    |    `--*L. crenata M93
       |    `--Triplocania Y02
       |         |--T. africana Badonnel 1955 B55
       |         `--T. spinosa Y02
       `--+--Cladiopsocus Y02
          |    |--*C. ramulosus [=Dendroneura ramulosa] NL07
          |    |--C. clarus GA96
          |    |--C. garciai Eertmoed 1986 GA96
          |    `--C. ocotensis García Aldrete 1996 GA96
          `--+--Epipsocidae Y02
             `--Dolabellopsocidae Y02
                  |--Isthmopsocus imperfectus Badonnel 1986 B86
                  |--Dimidistriata Li & Mockford 1997 NL07, L02 [=Dimidistriatus (l. c.) L03]
                  |    `--*D. longicapita Li & Mockford 1997 L02 [=Dimidistriatus longicapitus (l. c.) L03]
                  |--Dolabellopsocus Y02
                  |    |--D. ecuadorensis B86
                  |    |--D. incertus Badonnel 1986 B86
                  |    `--D. roseus Y02
                  `--Auroropsocus Eertmoed 1973 L02
                       |--*A. orientis Eertmoed 1973 NL07
                       |--A. conoidalis Li 2002 [=A. conoidealis] L02
                       |--A. cyclocarpus Li 2002 L02
                       |--A. flavidus Li 2002 L02
                       |--A. fumeus Li 2002 L02
                       |--A. setosus Li 2002 L02
                       |--A. spatiosifurcatus Li 2002 L02
                       `--A. strenus Li 2002 L02

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B55] Badonnel, A. 1955. Psocoptères de l'Angola. Diamang Publicações Culturais 26: 11–267.

[B86] Badonnel, A. 1986. Psocoptères de Colombie (Insecta, Psocoptera). Spixiana 9 (2): 179–223.

[GA96] García Aldrete, A. N. 1996. A new species of Cladiopsocus (Psocoptera: Cladiopsocidae) from Mexico. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 98 (3): 412–414.

[L02] Li F. 2002. Psocoptera of China vol. 1. Science Press: Beijing.

[L03] Lienhard, C. 2003. Nomenclatural amendments concerning Chinese Psocoptera (Insecta), with remarks on species richness. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 110 (4): 695–721.

[M74] Mockford, E. L. 1974. Records and descriptions of Cuban Psocoptera. Entomologica Americana 48 (2): 103–215.

[M93] Mockford, E. L. 1993. North American Psocoptera (Insecta). Sandhill Crane Press, Inc.

[NL07] New, T. R., & C. Lienhard. 2007. The Psocoptera of Tropical South-east Asia. Brill: Leiden.

[Y02] Yoshizawa, K. 2002. Phylogeny and higher classification of suborder Psocomorpha (Insecta: Psocodea: ‘Psocoptera’). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 136: 371–400.

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