oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The Collembola of South Africa - 3: The Genus Lepidokrugeria

Volume 32, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



In southern Africa, the family Entomobryidae appears to be by far the most well represented family of the Collembola, in the number of both species and individuals. The new monotypical genus descriptionbed here differs from other entomobryid genera in that its representatives bear striking adornments on the first and second segments of the antennae. In this, the genus resembles Lepidoregia Delamare-Deboutteville, 1948, which has 9 strong ciliate setae arranged transversely around the base of the second segment of the antenna. However, the differentiated setae in the new genus are more numerous, are of several different types and are carried on the first two segments of each antenna. The type-species has so far been found only in the Eastern Transvaal Lowveld and Mo�ambique.

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