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Genus Sminthurinus

Sminthurinus bimaculatus ? - Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus Springtail - Sminthurinus henshawi Colembola? - Sminthurinus minutus Symphypleona - Sminthurinus? - Sminthurinus atrapallidus Polka dot collembola - Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus Globby - Sminthurinus henshawi Sminthurinus? - Sminthurinus Sminthurinus henshawi
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Collembola (Springtails and allies)
Order Symphypleona (Globular Springtails)
Superfamily Katiannoidea
Family Katiannidae
Genus Sminthurinus
Explanation of Names
Sminthurinus Börner, 1901
7 spp. in our area(1), >90 spp. worldwide(2)
In Dicyrtoma the 4th antennal segment is quite short compared to the 3rd. In Sminthurinus the 4th antennal segment is much longer than the 3rd and the 4th antennal segment is not subsegmented. Frans Jansens' comment
nearly worldwide and throughout NA(2)