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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

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Family Katiannidae

Globular Springtails - Sminthurinus henshawi Collembola - Katiannina macgillivrayi Unusual Katiannina Population — New Pictures - Katiannina Springtail - Vesicephalus occidentalis Tiny springtail - Sminthurinus elegans Vesicephalus? - Vesicephalus occidentalis Globular Springtail - Vesicephalus? - Vesicephalus Sminthurinus henshawi
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Collembola (Springtails and allies)
Order Symphypleona (Globular Springtails)
Superfamily Katiannoidea
Family Katiannidae
>30 spp. in 6-7 genera in our area, >200 spp. in 19 genera worldwide(1)
the large white tubercles in between eye clusters indicate Katiannidae (vs Dicyrtomidae) --Frans Janssens, 13 Jan 2009
nearly worldwide; throughout NA(1)
a member of the superfamily Katiannoidea that includes 4 families, all represented in NA (>350 spp. in 25 genera globally)(1)