This post is dedicated to my wife’s good eyesight. She was preparing supper and just as she poured the rice in the pan, she called me: “what are these things in the rice?”
The “things” were so tiny I couldn’t tell what they were with my bare sight. And even after having a better view of them, I didn’t know.
It turned out these bugs were booklice from the Liposcelis genus. Many species of Liposcelis are associated with human habitation and several are well known as pests of stored products –mostly grains.
I kept my infested rice bag so I’ll try to obtain better images of these tiny creatures later on. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with a short clip I made from the Liposcelis sp.