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Family Katiannidae

Springtail on bluet - Katiannina macgillivrayi collembola - Sminthurinus henshawi Globular Springtail Symphypleona - Sminthurinus Orange Globular Springtail - Sminthurinus henshawi Globular springtail - Sminthurinus henshawi? - Sminthurinus henshawi Polykatianna sminthurina Globular springtail - Sminthurinus henshawi
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)