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Species Trigoniophthalmus alternatus

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Microcoryphia (Bristletails)
Family Machilidae (Jumping Bristletails)
Subfamily Machilinae
Genus Trigoniophthalmus
Species alternatus (Trigoniophthalmus alternatus)
Explanation of Names
Trigoniophthalmus alternatus (Silvestri 1904)
In ne. US, this is the only species with small, nearly triangular lateral ocelli.
Native to so. Europe, introduced to ne. North America prior to 1911; current range map(1)
North American population is parthenogenetic