Home

Micronella najtae n. sp. (Collembola: Brachystomellidae), a new species from Tierra del Fuego with a key to the species

Javier I. ARBEA

en Zoosystema 39 (1) - Pages 15-20

Published on 31 March 2017

A new species, Micronella najtae n. sp. is described. It has the following combination of characters: six sensilla on antennal segment IV, sensory organ of antennal segment III with two inner sensory “clubs”, 7-8 vesicles in postantennal organ, unguis without inner tooth and ratio of ordinary chaetae: sensory chaetae on abdominal tergites I-III as 1: 2.3-2.6. The dorsal chaetotaxy places the new species in an isolated position in the genus. An identification key to the five species of the genus Micronella Arlé, 1959 is given.

Keywords :

Chaetotaxy, neotropic, Argentina, Southern part of South America, new species.

Download full article in PDF format