National Barkfly Recording Scheme (Britain and Ireland)
The definitive work on British barkflies (and booklice) is the second edition of
the Royal Entomological Society (RES) handbook (vol. 1 Part 7) prepared by Timothy
R. New in 2005 – Psocids, Psocoptera (Booklice and barklice). This includes
all (bar one) of the currently known barkfly species. There are a number of errors
in the book but these are conveniently listed in the
book review by the European authority Charles Lienhard. There is
another review in the British Journal of Entomology and Natural History,
The definitive work on European psocids is Psocoptères euro-méditerranéens
produced by Charles Lienhard in 1998 –
Faune de France series vol. 83, Paris.
Before the advent of Charles Lienhard's 1998 handbook the definitive work on European
Psocoptera was André Badonnel's Psocoptères published in 1943 as part of
Faune de France series vol. 42. This still contains a good deal of useful
information and is available as a pdf file (8Mb).
Recent journal references
Saville, R.E. 2010. Notable British barkfly (Psocoptera) observations in 2008 and 2009.
Entomologist's Record 122: 170-2.
Saville, R.E. 2010. An initial study of the feeding and egg-laying preferences of
bark dwelling psocids (Psocoptera) using composite bark blocks.
Entomologist's Record 122: 35-42.
Alexander, K.N.A., 2009. Valenzuela atricornis (Mclachlan) (Psocoptera, Caeciliusidae)
new to Devon and the South-West.
Enomologist's Record 121: 240.
Denton, J. 2009. Propsocus pulchripennis (Perkins) (Psocoptera: Elipsocidae) in West Sussex
British Journal of Entomology and Natural
Saville, R.E. 2009. The identity of Stenopsocus species (Psocoptera: Stenopsocidae)
in Britain. British Journal of Entomology and Natural
History 22(1): 7-13.
Hollier, J.A. 2008. The barklice (Psocoptera) associated with old-field succession
in southern Britain. British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 21: 143-7.
Alexander, K.N.A.A. & Saville, R.E. 2008. Seven arboreal barkflies newly recognized
in Ireland and records of other species from six historic demesnes across Northern
Ireland (Insecta: Psocoptera).
Irish Naturalists' Journal 29(2): 102-106.
Saville, R.E. 2008. Peripsocus consobrinus Pearman, 1951 (Psoc.: Peripsocidae) in
Scotland. Entomologist's Record 120: 11-13.
Saville, R.E., Alexander, K.N.A. and Oldfield, M. 2008. Notable British barkfly
(Psocoptera) observations in 2007. Entomologist's
Record 120: 19-20.
Saville, R.E., Alexander, K.N.A., Bratton, J.H., Clemons, L, & Oldfield, G.M.E.
2007. Additional notable British barkfly (Psocoptera) observations.
Entomologist's Record 119: 113-115.
Alexander, K.N.A. 2007. Atlantopsocus adustus (Hagen) (Psoc.: Psocidae) new to Britain
from East Cornwall. Entomologist's Record 119:
Saville, B., Alexander, K.N.A., Dolling, W.R. & Kirby, P. 2005. Some notable
British barkfly (Psocoptera) observations.
Entomologist's Record 117: 35-39.
The psocidologists' newsletter, Psocid News, is a convenient way to find out what
is happening at a global level. All the issues can be accessed from the
PsocoNet website which is maintained by Yoshizawa Kazunori. Issues are published
annually in February.