Senckenberg Publications

G. Bretfeld


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Pedonides alcochetensis n. g. n. sp. (Insecta, Collembola, Sminthurididae) with two clasping organs from the mainland of Portugal


A male of the family Sminthurididae is described, which was found in a soil sample from Portugal, near Lisbon. This male not only has clasping antennae but the legs II are also modified for clasping. Because of this uncommon characteristic and of the special shapes of the antennal setae, a new genus and a new species are created for this male.


Male secondary sexual characteristics, soil habitat