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Genus Ptenothrix

Globular Springtail - Ptenothrix unicolor Springtail - Dicyrtomidae - Ptenothrix Springtail - Dicyrtomidae - Ptenothrix Ptenothrix? - Ptenothrix springtail - Ptenothrix beta Symphypleona - Ptenothrix Springtail - Ptenothrix maculosa tinny 1 - Ptenothrix macomba
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)