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Genus Vesicephalus

Collembola - Vesicephalus crossleyi Vesicephalus? - Vesicephalus Springtail - Vesicephalus occidentalis Springtail - Vesicephalus occidentalis Vesicephalus? - Vesicephalus occidentalis Symphypleona - Vesicephalus occidentalis Symphypleona - Vesicephalus occidentalis Multicolored Globular Springtail - Vesicephalus occidentalis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Collembola (Springtails and allies)
Order Symphypleona (Globular Springtails)
Superfamily Katiannoidea
Family Katiannidae
Genus Vesicephalus
4-5 spp. in our area, 7 spp. total(1)
Internet References
A revision of the spring-tail genus Vesicephalus Richards (Collembola, Symphypleona, Sminthurinae)(2)
Works Cited
1.Checklist of the Collembola
2.A revision of the spring‐tail genus Vesicephalus Richards (Collembola, Symphypleona, Sminthurinae)
Baquero, E., Snider, R., & Jordana, R. 2006. Systematic Entomology, 31(4), 633-647.