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Smooth Springtail

Scientific Name
Folsomia sp.
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Taxonomy
(Collembola: Isotomidae: Proisotominae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Eyes often reduced in number or absent. Postantennal organ narrow, often bent. Sense organ of ant.III with 2 oblique rods; ant.IV with a terminal tubercle, a subapical papilla, and olfactory setae. Last three abdominal segments ankylosed, forming a single mass, with only slight traces of segmental sutures; anus ventocaudal; furcula short, appended to abd.IV. Mucrones usually bidentate (rarely tridentate), without lamellae. Manubrial hooks present. Furcula usually short; mucro usually bidentate. Pigment as a rule weakly developed. Unguis usually untoothed (occasionally with an inner tooth). Unguiculas untoothed. Tenent hairs present or absent.

References

- Maynard, E.A. (1951). A Monograph of the Collembola or Springtail Insects of New York State. Comstock Publishing Co., Ithaca, New York. 339 pp.
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
12/09/2011 02:27 AEST
Last Updated
30/03/2014 23:55 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Smooth Springtail (Folsomia sp.) Updated on 3/30/2014 11:55:32 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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