The lucerne flea Sminthurus viridis, photographed by Jan van Duinen.

Belongs within: Collembola.

The Sminthuridae are a family of globular springtails in which the antennae are elongate, with the distalmost segment equal to or longer than the penultimate segment (Greenslade 1991).

<==Sminthuridae [Symphypleona]
    |--Stenognathriopes CP02
    |--Stenognathellus CP02
    |--Papiroides CP02
    |--Sminthurinus niger M83
    |--Sphaeridia pumilis M83
    |--Spatulosminthurus flaviceps (Tullberg 1871) SL06
    |--Arrhopalites [Arrhopalitidae] CP02
    |    `--A. pygmaeus (Wankel 1860) TM86
    |--Brevimucronus Christiansen & Pike 2002 CP02
    |    `--*B. anomalus Christiansen & Pike 2002 CP02
    |--Keratopygos Christiansen & Pike 2002 CP02
    |    `--*K. megalos Christiansen & Pike 2002 CP02
    |--Dicyrtoma [Dicyrtomidae] SL06
    |    `--D. fusca (Lubbock 1873) SL06
    `--Sminthurus SL06
         |--S. multipunctatus Schäffer 1896 SL06
         `--S. viridis H01

*Type species of generic name indicated


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

Greenslade, P. J. 1991. Collembola. In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers, 2nd ed., vol. 1, pp. 252-264. Melbourne University Press.

[H01] Halliday, R. B. 2001. 250 years of Australian acarology. In Acarology: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress (R. B. Halliday, D. E. Walter, H. C. Proctor, R. A. Norton & M. J. Colloff, eds) pp. 3-16. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne.

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

[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.

[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.

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