New species of Homidia from Japan (Collembola, Entomobryidae)
Three species of Homidia, (H. rosannae n. sp., H. sotoi n. sp. and H. yoshiii n. sp.) found among misidentified specimens of the Yoshii Collection at MHNG, are described by the use of macrochaetotaxy (Jordana & Baquero, 2005) facilitates the differentiation among members of the Japanese species. This paper describes three new species identified through this method. A comparative chaetotaxy of Homidia species and a key are given.
colour pattern, macrochaetotaxy, descriptions