Zoraptera

Zorotypus, Zoraptera

Zoraptera are minute (around 2.5 mm), winged and wingless insects. With soft, pale-coloured bodies, and biting/chewing mouthparts. They are colonial, and are similar to Psocoptera (bark lice) and Isoptera (termites).

They are tropical and very rare. Usually found below bark, in rotten wood, leaf litter or humus and near termite colonies. There are about 35 species worldwide, but no European species. Above is Zorotypus a Zorapteran.