Entomobryidae

Entomobrya corticalis, photographed by Pavel Krasensky.


Belongs within: Collembola.

The Entomobryidae are a family of elongate springtails with a well-developed mucro.

Characters (from Soto-Adames et al. 2008): Dentes crenulate, strongly tapered; mucro bidentate or falcate. Abdominal segments 2-4 usually with 2-3-2 bothriothrica on each side.

<==Entomobryidae [Entomobryioidea]
    |--Capbrya CP02
    |--Pseudosinella TM86
    |    |--P. alba M83
    |    |--P. duodecimpunctata V73
    |    |--P. hirsuta JP79
    |    `--P. insubrica V73
    |--Seira domestica (Nicolet 1842) SL06
    |--Orchesella SL06
    |    |--O. cincta (Linnaeus 1758) SL06
    |    |--O. imitari RS10
    |    `--O. montana Stach 1960 SL06
    |--Lepidocyrtus SL06
    |    |--L. instratus Handschin 1924 SL06
    |    |--L. lignorum (Fabricius 1775) SL06
    |    `--L. vexillosus Loksa & Bogojevic 1967 SL06
    |--Entomobrya SL06
    |    |--E. bimaculata Stach 1963 SL06
    |    |--E. corticalis FFB88
    |    |--E. lanuginosa M83
    |    |--E. marginata M83
    |    |--E. multifasciata (Tullberg 1871) SL06
    |    `--E. muscorum (Nicolet 1842) SL06
    `--Tomoceridae TM86
         |--Lasiofinus CP02
         |--Neophorella CP02
         |--Entomocerus Christiansen & Pike 2002 CP02
         |    `--*E. mirus Christiansen & Pike 2002 CP02
         `--Tomocerus [Tomocerinae] SL06
              |--T. longicornis FFB88
              `--T. minor (Lubbock 1862) SL06

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[CP02] Christiansen, K., & E. Pike. 2002. Cretaceous Collembola (Arthropoda, Hexapoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of Canada. Cretaceous Research 23: 165-188.

[FFB88] Franke, U., B. Friebe & L. Beck. 1988. Methodisches zur Ermittlung der Siedlungsdichte von Bodentieren aus Quadratproben und Barberfallen. Pedobiologia 32: 253-264.

[JP79] Jackson, J. F. & J. A. Pounds. 1979. Comments on assessing the dedifferentiating effect of gene flow. Systematic Zoology 28 (1): 78-85.

[M83] Martin, N. A. 1983. Miscellaneous observations on a pasture fauna: An annotated species list. DSIR Entomology Division Report 3: 1-98.

[RS10] Regier, J. C., J. W. Shultz, A. Zwick, A. Hussey, B. Ball, R. Wetzer, J. W. Martin & C. W. Cunningham. 2010. Arthropod relationships revealed by phylogenomic analysis of nuclear protein-coding sequences. Nature 463: 1079-1083.

[SL06] Schulz, H.-J., & P. Lymberakis. 2006. First contribution to the knowledge of the Collembola fauna of the White Mountains (Lefká Óri) in west Crete (Insecta, Collembola, Isotomidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 86 (2): 229-234.

Soto-Adames, F. N., J.-A. Barra, K. Christiansen & R. Jordana. 2008. Suprageneric classification of Collembola Entomobryomorpha. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 101 (3): 501-513.

[TM86] Thibaud, J.-M., & Z. Massoud. 1986. Insecta: Collembola. In Stygofauna Mundi: A Faunistic, Distributional, and Ecological Synthesis of the World Fauna inhabiting Subterranean Waters (including the Marine Interstitial) (L. Botosaneanu, ed.) pp. 616-617. E. J. Brill / Dr. W. Backhuys: Leiden.

[V73] Vuilleumier, F. 1973. Insular biogeography in continental regions. II. Cave faunas from Tessin, southern Switzerland. Systematic Zoology 22 (1): 64-76.

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