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Photo#2079625
Dicyrtomidae - Dicyrtoma hageni

Dicyrtomidae - Dicyrtoma hageni
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
January 12, 2022

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Moved
Moved from Calvatomina.

Moved

Calvatomina opalina
A beauty!
This species has been recorded only once from a greenhouse in Massachusetts. There is no colour plate published as far as I know. The colour description in Christiansen & Bellinger 1998 is poor. So this series of photo's is the best we have for now to document this species ;-)

 
Calvatomina rufescens
what is relation with Calvatomina opalina? When I enter Calvatomina opalina at iNaturalist it come back as Calvatomina rufescens. Should it be updated?
also see my new entree https://bugguide.net/node/view/2079896

Thank you, Frans!

 
I changed my mind...
At first I thought it was a colour variant of opalina. But the diffs are too distinct. For the time being I will place it at collembola.org as a new species of Calvatomina : sp.12 Janssens & Charny
C. opalina was sunk to rufescens by Bretfeld in 1999. I followed this at collembola.org but apparently opalina was 'recently' found in middle America and the researchers did not follow Bretfeld in its synonymy. So I will restore opalina as genuine species at collembola.org

 
Woah
You are describing lots of new species!

 
Also destroying new species ;-)
I changed my mind again... Given every new post of Vitaly reveals new diagnostic features ;-)
The best match now is this new colour variant :
Dicyrtoma hageni forma alabamensis Janssens & Charny 2022.

 
Dicyrtoma hageni forma alabamensis Janssens & Charny 2022
Great. Thank you, Frans! Weather in January is much colder this year in Alabama than very warm past December. Today - some snow expected. Staying home I have time to rename the pictures:)

 
I went to Alabama for Christmas
Was very warm - Solenopsis invicta and Cerastipsocus venosus are very common and I here the former is a huge problem. Was surprised that there were so many creatures still!

 
Thank you
Alabama is full of surprises :)

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