Nature notes and photos from wanderings in BC, Canada, mostly in the Lower Fraser Valley, Bella Coola, and Vancouver Island.
The bug is some species of bark louse (Psocoptera). I can tell that it's Psocomorpha, but that's as detailed as I can get from that angle (and not being directly familiar with North American psocops).
Thanks, Christopher! Such an elegant little insect to saddle with a lousy English name. I'll see if I can find a local species on BugGuide.
The closest I can find is Psocus crosbyi, which lives on this coast. I'll see what the BugGuide people say.
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