Sminthuridae

Belongs within: Collembola.Contains: Katiannini, Sminthurini, Bourletiellini. The Sminthuridae are a family of globular springtails in which the antennae are elongate, with the distalmost segment equal to or longer than the penultimate segment. Most species are epigaeic, living in or on leaf litter or on low vegetation (Greenslade 1991). In members of the subfamilies Sminthuridinae and… Continue reading Sminthuridae

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Folsomides

Belongs within: Isotomidae. Folsomides is a genus of isotomid springtails lacking anal spines and with reduced setation on the furcula (Christiansen & Bellinger 1980). The cosmopolitan species F. parvulus and F. centralis are among the most dominant springtails in tropical regions (Deharveng et al. 2020). The Folsomides fair Published 21 February 2023 Springtail species can… Continue reading Folsomides

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Isotomidae

Belongs within: Collembola.Contains: Anurophorus, Tetracanthella, Cryptopygus, Folsomia, Folsomides, Proisotoma, Isotoma, Isotomurus. The Isotomidae are a diverse family of elongate springtails. Members of the subfamily Anurophorinae are characterised by a ventral anal opening in contrast to the terminal anus of Proisotominae and Isotominae. The manubrium and dentes are approximately equal in length in Proisotominae whereas the… Continue reading Isotomidae

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Tetracanthella

Belongs within: Isotomidae. Tetracanthella is a genus of isotomid springtails with a reticulate integument, the last two abdominal segments fused, and four anal spines with the median two terminal (Christiansen & Bellinger 1980). <==Tetracanthella Schött 1891CB80 [incl. Deuterolubbockia Dalla Torre 1895S00, Lubbockia (preoc.)S00] |–*T. pilosa Schött 1891CB80 |–T. arctica Cassagnau 1960CB80 |–T. bellingeri Deharveng 1978CB80… Continue reading Tetracanthella

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Anurophorus

Belongs within: Isotomidae. Anurophorus is a genus of isotomid springtails completely lacking a furcula or anal spines. The unguis and unguiculus are toothless with the latter often very small (Christiansen & Bellinger 1980). <==Anurophorus Nicolet 1842CB80 | i. s.: A. cuspidatus Stach 1920CB80 | A. quadrioculatus Törne 1955CB80 | A. subpolaris Salmon 1962W67 |–A. (Anurophorus)CB80… Continue reading Anurophorus

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Folsomia

Belongs within: Isotomidae. Folsomia is a genus of isotomid springtails in which the last three abdominal segments are fused (Christiansen & Bellinger 1980). Characters (from Christiansen & Bellinger 1980): Fourth antennal segment lacking end bulb, blunt sensory setae usually poorly differentiated. Postantennal organ usually present, often medially constricted or divided by central partition or listel.… Continue reading Folsomia

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Cryptopygus

Belongs within: Isotomidae. Cryptopygus is a genus of isotomid springtails with the fifth and sixth abdominal segments fused, a well-developed furcula, manubrial setae, and a bidentate mucro (Christiansen & Bellinger 1980). <==Cryptopygus Willem 1901 [incl. Hemisotoma Bagnall 1949]CB80 |–*C. antarcticus Willem 1901CB80 [incl. C. crassus Carpenter 1907W67] | |–C. a. antarcticusG86 | `–C. a. reagens… Continue reading Cryptopygus

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Isotoma

Belongs within: Isotomidae. Isotoma is a genus of springtails bearing a postantennal organ together with a well-developed furcula with three or more teeth on the mucro. The Alaskan species I. alaskana has the postantennal organ replaced by eyes whereas other species have an ordinary arrangement of eyes and postantennal organ (Christiansen & Bellinger 1980). Characters (from Christiansen… Continue reading Isotoma

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Isotomurus

Belongs within: Isotomidae. Isotomurus is a genus of isotomid springtails with more than ten ventral manubrial setae and bothriotricha (Christiansen & Bellinger 1980). <==Isotomurus Börner 1903CB80 | i. s.: I. chiltoni (Carpenter 1925) [=Isotoma chiltoni]W39 | I. echidnus Womersley 1934W39 | I. keilbachi Palissa 1969CB80 | I. plumosusM83 |–I. (Isotomurus)CB80 | |–*I. (I.) palustris (Müller… Continue reading Isotomurus

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Proisotoma

Belongs within: Isotomidae. Proisotoma is a genus of isotomid springtails bearing a well-developed furcula with all segments distinct and a reduced number (nine or fewer) of ventral manubrial setae. It is primarily defined by the absence of derived features of related genera and may be divided between a number of disparate groups (Christiansen & Bellinger… Continue reading Proisotoma

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