Link Between Sminthurinus and Katianna Collected from Alabama (Collembola: Katiannidae)

Richard J. Snider


A new subgenus and species, Sminthurinus (Neokatianna) acantholaema Snider, is described from Auburn, Alabama. This subgenus exhibits morphological characteristics of both Sminthurinus and Katianna: subsegmented ANT IV, spine-like setae on dorsum of head, clavate tenent hairs, triangular bothriothrix ABC pattern, heel of mucro points straight down, palmate female subanal appendage, and bifid median seta on anal papilla. This species was taken from grass sweepings, Lee County, Auburn University Arboretum.

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