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Unknown Globular Springtail - Bourletiella rustica

Unknown Globular Springtail - Bourletiella rustica
Naples , Collier County, Florida, USA
December 13, 2016
Size: 1 mm Bl without furcula
This springtail was captured in a pitfall trap left overnight in a scrub. The trap was placed in sand and leaf litter adjacent to a Jack-In-The-Bush (Chromolaena odorata).

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Bourletiella rustica
Happy 2017, Susan!

 
Happy New Year to you too, Frans.
Thanks so much for the identification. I submitted a similar specimen for identification last year and that one looks different. You identified it as Bourletiella christianseni. Then, Ken Wolgemuth identified it as Bourletiella rustica. Below are the thumbnails of that specimen. What are your thoughts? Are both specimens B. rustica, with the first missing many scales, or is the first one I submitted B. christianseni, as you thought?



As always, I certainly do appreciate your help.
Susan

 
Bourletiella rustica
is the correct name for all these specimens. My initial identifications as B. christianseni are wrong. Ken has transferred all christianseni's to rustica as per my suggestion.
You did record two infraspecific forms of rustica : a pale one previously and a darker one recently.

 
Thank you
so much for the explanation. Now, I understand. :)

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