Three new species of Entomobrya (Collembola: Entomobryidae) from China

  • Yitong Ma School of Life Science, Nantong University, Nantong, Jiangsu 226000
  • Shidi Shi School of Life Sciences, Taizhou University, Linhai, Zhejiang 317000
Keywords: Entomobryinae, taxonomy, chaetotaxy


Three new species of Entomobrya Rondani, 1861 from China are described: E. leviseta sp. nov. and E. polychaeta sp. nov. from Shaanxi Province and E. dingi sp. nov. from Yunnan Province. This is the first report of Entomobrya from Shaanxi Province. Entomobrya leviseta sp. nov. is characterised by prelabral smooth chaetae on the labrum; E. polychaeta sp. nov. by three pairs of longitudinal dark blue stripes from Th. II to Abd. III and eight lateral mac on Abd. III; and E. dingi sp. nov. by only a little pigment on the body and 5 central mac on And. II & III. A key to all Chinese species of Entomobrya is given.


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How to Cite
Ma, Y., & Shi, S. (2018). Three new species of Entomobrya (Collembola: Entomobryidae) from China. European Journal of Taxonomy, (419).