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Slender Springtail

Scientific Name
Entomobrya multifasciata
Scientific Author
(Tullberg, 1871)
Taxonomy
(Collembola: Entomobryidae: Entomobryinae: Entomobryini)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Adult

Body oval, usually 1.5 mm long; ground colour white in live; pigmentation bluish; th.II-abd.I with narrow sharp posterior bands, diffusely connected with lateral bands, two triangular side spots on posterior band of abd.II-III, sharp posterior band of abd.III which laterally connects with side bane of abd.IV, broad transverse zigzag band of abd.IV which is only diffusely connected with posterior spots of the segment; rarely the median elements may fuse and form a V-shaped figure on abd.IV. Distal three antennal segments darkened; apical bulb of antenna variable, bilobed or simple. Legs pal, except subcoxae and tip of femur on last 2 pairs; ocelli G and H only slightly smaller than E and F. Labral papillae with small projections. Abd.III with 2 macrochaetae in front of the median trichobothrium. Lateral teeth of claws almost at level with inner pair of teeth; ventral edge of unguiculus smooth.

References

- Fjellberg, A. (2007). The Collembola of Fennoscandia and Denmark. Part II: Entomobryomorpha and Symphypleona. Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica, 42: 1-216.
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
12/09/2011 01:12 AEST
Last Updated
30/03/2014 21:55 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Slender Springtail (Entomobrya multifasciata) Updated on 3/30/2014 9:55:03 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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