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Family Katiannidae

Tiny black globular springtail with a light-colored head - Sminthurinus minutus Sminthuinus henshawi forma similitortus - Sminthurinus henshawi Springtail - Polykatianna sp-nr-radicula - female Globular Springtail - Polykatianna sminthurinus Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus With a Couple of Spots Missing - Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus Tiny springtail - Sminthurinus elegans Symphypleona - Sminthurinus atrapallidus Symphypleona - Vesicephalus occidentalis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Collembola (Springtails and allies)
Order Symphypleona (Globular Springtails)
Superfamily Katiannoidea
Family Katiannidae
Numbers
>30 spp. in 6-7 genera in our area, >200 spp. in 19 genera worldwide(1)
Identification
the large white tubercles in between eye clusters indicate Katiannidae (vs Dicyrtomidae) --Frans Janssens, 13 Jan 2009
Range
nearly worldwide; throughout NA(1)
Remarks
a member of the superfamily Katiannoidea that includes 4 families, all represented in NA (>350 spp. in 25 genera globally)(1)