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Genus Ptenothrix

Colembola - Ptenothrix renateae Springtail - Dicyrtomidae - Ptenothrix Vashon BioBlitz 2012 - Dicyrtomina? - Ptenothrix beta Ptenothrix beta? - Ptenothrix maculosa Globular Springtail - Ptenothrix beta Ptenothrix Globular springtail - Ptenothrix maculosa Ptenothrix
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Collembola (Springtails and allies)
Order Symphypleona (Globular Springtails)
Family Dicyrtomidae
Subfamily Ptenothricinae
Genus Ptenothrix
Numbers
15 spp. in our area(1), >90 spp. worldwide(2)
Identification
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
Range
worldwide and throughout NA(2)
Remarks
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)