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Smooth Springtail

Scientific Name
Proisotoma minuta
Scientific Author
(Tullberg, 1871)
Taxonomy
(Collembola: Isotomidae: Proisotominae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Head Dorsal - Adult
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COL12
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Caroline Harding MPI
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Body about 1.3 mm long; slender, cylindrical; greyish or bluish; pigment blue, interspersed with pale spots; body hairs short and uniform. Head with ocelli 8+8 on black patches; postantennal organ (PAO) elongate, more than twice as long as diameter of nearest ocellus; antennae slightly longer than head; antennae III usually with 24 simple setae, 2 blunt sensilla flanked by 2 slender guard sensilla and a small spine-like lateroapical sensillum with an associated guard; antennae IV with many hair-like sensilla and a small rod-shaped subapical sensillum in a pit; th.III and abd.II with ventral setae present; furca strong, manubrium slightly longer than dens, with many dorsal and 1+1 ventroapical setae; ventroapical thickening continuous, with blunt apical condyles; dens slender, dorsally crenulated with 6(3-2-1) dorsal and 6(1-2-3) ventral setae; mucro slender, with 3 teeth; claws unarmed; unguiculus pointed, with high basal lamella, 2/3 as long as inner unguis.

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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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
12/09/2011 02:32 AEST
Last Updated
17/04/2014 01:47 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Smooth Springtail (Proisotoma minuta) Updated on 4/17/2014 1:47:27 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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