Folsomia candida, copyright Ryszard.

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. Last three abdominal segments fused. Anal spines absent. Tenaculum with 4+4 teeth, single seta on corpus. Furcula well-developed.

<==Folsomia Willem 1902CB80 [incl. Bagnallella Salmon 1951CB80, DenisiaW39, Folsomina Denis 1932W39, Holotoma Bagnall 1949CB80]
    |--*F. candida Willem 1902 (see below for synonymy)CB80
    |--F. agrelli Gisin 1944CB80
    |--F. alpha Christiansen & Tucker 1977CB80
    |--F. alpina Kseneman 1936CB80
    |--F. bisetosa Gisin 1953CB80
    |--F. decaxiophthalma Ford 1962CB80
    |--F. diplophthalma (Axelson 1902) [=Isotoma diplophthalma; incl. F. diplophthalma f. anocellata Maynard 1951]CB80
    |--F. duodecimoculata Ford 1962CB80
    |--F. elongata (MacGillivray 1896) [=Isotoma elongata; incl. I. bidenticula Guthrie 1903]CB80
    |--F. emeraldica (Rayment 1937) [=Entomobrya emeraldica; incl. F. distincta Bagnall 1939]W39
    |--F. fimetaria (Linnaeus 1758) [=Podura fimetaria, Isotoma fimetaria]CB80
    |--F. fimetarioides (Axelson 1903)W39
    |--F. hasegawai Yosii 1959CB80
    |--F. highlandia Wray 1950CB80
    |--F. hodgei Maynard 1951CB80
    |--F. hoffi Scott 1962 [incl. Proisotoma hoffi Scott 1962]CB80
    |--F. kingi Bagnall 1939W39
    |--F. litsteri Bagnall 1939W39
    |--F. loftyensis Womersley 1934W39
    |--F. macroseta Ford 1962CB80
    |--F. manubriata (MacGillivray 1896) (n. d.) [=Isotoma manubriata]CB80
    |--F. microchaeta Agrell 1939CB80
    |--F. nivalis (Packard 1873) [=Isotoma nivalis; incl. F. duodecimsetosa Hammer 1953]CB80
    |--F. octoculataWKM87
    |--F. onychiurina (Denis 1931) [=Folsomina onychiurina]CB80
    |--F. ozeana Yosii 1954CB80
    |--F. penicula Bagnall 1939 [incl. F. dives Stach 1947, F. multiseta Stach 1947]CB80
    |--F. picea Christiansen & Tucker 1977CB80
    |--F. prima Mills 1931 [incl. F. silvestrii Folsom 1937, *Holotoma silvestrii]CB80
    |--F. quadrioculata (Tullberg 1871) (see below for synonymy)CB80
    |--F. regularis Hammer 1953CB80
    |--F. sedecimoculata Salmon 1943 [=*Bagnallella sedecimoculata]CB80
    |--F. sensibilis Kseneman 1934CB80
    |--F. setula Christiansen & Tucker 1977CB80
    |--F. sexoculata (Tullberg 1871)CB80
    |--F. similis Bagnall 1939CB80
    `--F. stella Christiansen & Tucker 1977CB80

*Folsomia candida Willem 1902 [incl. F. fimetaria var. caldaria Axelson 1905, Entomobrya cavicola Banks 1897 (nom. rej.), F. fimetaria var. dentata Folsom 1927]CB80

Folsomia quadrioculata (Tullberg 1871) [=Isotoma quadrioculata; incl. f. quadrioculata americana Stach 1947, F. anophthalma Axelson 1902, F. pallida Axelson 1905, F. quadripunctata Agrell 1939]CB80

*Type species of generic name indicated


[CB80] Christiansen, K., & P. Bellinger. 1980. The Collembola of North America north of the Rio Grande: A taxonomic analysis vol. 2. Families Onychiuridae and Isotomidae. Grinnell College: Grinnell (Iowa).

[WKM87] Walter, D. E., J. Kethley & J. C. Moore. 1987. A heptane flotation method for recovering microarthropods from semiarid soils, with comparison to the Merchant-Crossley high-gradient extraction method and estimates of microarthropod biomass. Pedobiologia 30: 221–232.

[W39] Womersley, H. 1939. Primitive Insects of South Australia: Silverfish, springtails, and their allies. South Australian Branch of the British Science Guild: Adelaide.

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