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Photo#248831
Ptenothrix sp. - Ptenothrix

Ptenothrix sp. - Ptenothrix
Stevenson, Skamania County, Washington, USA
January 12, 2009
Found on log in yard.

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Ptenothrix sp. - Ptenothrix Ptenothrix sp. - Ptenothrix

Moved
Moved from Ptenothrix maculosa.

As per Frans -- see comments below.

Moved
Moved from Vesicephalus.

Ptenothrix sp.
Changed my mind. Again... ;-)
I realised it only after looking more carefully at both images... I was confused by the white 'eyecaps'...
This specimen belongs to the group of species hidden under Ptenothrix maculosa. This species is not well defined and is probably a complex of several species. Currently we have put such specimens tentatively as Ptenothrix indet5 at collembola.org
So your original classification in Dicyrtomidae was correct!

Thanks for your kind permission, John.

 
Ptenothrix sp. 3?
Frans, I'm wondering if this is a good match for what you've more recently described as sp.3?

 
Indeed it is, Harsi.
Good point! More precisely it is form 1a of sp.3.
It reminds me somehow at Metallica,
so we could call it forma metallica ;-)

Moved
Moved from Dicyrtomidae.

Vesicephalus sp.
Not Dicyrtomidae but Katiannidae.
Note the large white tubercles inbetween the eye clusters.

Dear John, I would appreciate receiving your permission to use your excellent pictures of Collembola as illustrations at collembola.org
Credits and copyrights will be provided for each picture used.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

 
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Thanks for the IDs. Frans, feel free to use the photos for collembola.org. John

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