Thursday, 26 April 2018

Entomobrya Identification Guide

The genus Entomobrya are arboreal species with four antennal segments and elongated abd4. Entomobrya species are identified from dorsal pigmentation patterns.


Entomobrya albocincta has a broad pale band on the thorax:
Entomobrya albocincta


Entomobrya intermedia has a characteristic broken “U” (the corners are missing) on abd.5/6 and a “W” across the top of abd.4.
Entomobrya intermedia


Entomobrya multifasciata:
Entomobrya multifasciata


Entomobrya nicoleti has only two dark spots on the sides of abd4:
Entomobrya nicoleti


Entomobrya nivalis has no inverted V shape (the central part of the W pattern in E. intermedia) at the top of abd4:
Entomobrya nivalis



Other Identification Guides: https://collembolla.blogspot.co.uk/p/identification-guides.html

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