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Genus Ptenothrix

Globular Springtail - Ptenothrix renateae Mimicking Globular Springtail (Ptenothrix sp) - Ptenothrix Globular springtail - Ptenothrix globular springtail #2962 - Ptenothrix Ptenothrix renateae? - Ptenothrix Springtail - Ptenothrix maculosa Mason bee pest? - Ptenothrix renateae Springtail - Ptenothrix
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Collembola (Springtails and allies)
Order Symphypleona (Globular Springtails)
Family Dicyrtomidae
Subfamily Ptenothricinae
Genus Ptenothrix
15 spp. in our area(1), >90 spp. worldwide(2)
In Dicyrtomina there is almost always a kind of cross-like light pigmentation middorsally; in Ptenothrix the middorsal pigmentation is more variable. --Frans Janssens, 13 Jan 2009
worldwide and throughout NA(2)
a member of the worldwide subfamily Ptenothricinae that includes 16 spp. in 2 genera in our area(1) and >100 spp. in 3 genera worldwide(2)