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Genus Sminthurinus

Globular Springtail - Sminthurinus latimaculosus Collembola - Sminthurinus henshawi Globular springtail - Sminthurinus henshawi Sminthurinus? - Sminthurinus minutus Unknown globular - Sminthurinus henshawi Globular Springtail - Sminthurinus Polka dot collembola - Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus Globby - 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
Genus Sminthurinus
Explanation of Names
Sminthurinus Börner, 1901
Numbers
7 spp. in our area(1), >90 spp. worldwide(2)
Identification
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
Range
nearly worldwide and throughout NA(2)