Campodeoidea

Belongs within: Diplura. The Campodeoidea are a group of diplurans with filiform cerci and lacking abdominal spiracles (Ferguson 1990). Characters (from Ferguson 1990): Trichobothria present, beginning on antennal segment 3; mandible with lacinia mobilis (prostheca); maxilla without palpus, lacinia without pectens; urosternite 1 without styli, with one pair of subcoxal appendages; styli present on urosternites… Continue reading Campodeoidea

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Diplura

Belongs within: Panhexapoda.Contains: Campodeoidea, Japygidae. The Diplura are a cosmopolitan group of slender-bodied, wingless, blind hexapods that are mostly found in damp soil under logs and stones (Condé & Pagés 1991). Characters (from Condé & Pagés 1991): Small to large, narrow-bodied hexapods, mostly unpigmented; eyes absent; antennae moniliform, with intrinsic muscles in the flagellar segments;… Continue reading Diplura

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Japygidae

Belongs within: Diplura. The Japygidae are a group of diplurans with forcipate cerci and trichobothria on segments 4–6 of the antennae (Condé & Pagés 1991). Characters (from Condé & Pagés 1991): Trichobothria present on segments 4–6 of antenna; mandible without prostheca; labial palps present; four pairs of thoracic spiracles; pretarsus without empodium on ventral side… Continue reading Japygidae

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