Sminthurinus tuberculatus

Sminthurinus tuberculatus

Sminthurinus tuberculatus

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Sminthurinus tuberculatus 

Species: 

Sminthurinus tuberculatus Delamare Deboutteville and Massoud, 1963

S. kerguelensis has been synonymised with S. tuberculatus (Demare Deboutteville and Massoud, 1963). S. kerguelensis was first described from Macquarie Island by Salmon (1964), but is thought to only occur on Marion Island and Iles Kerguelen (Deharveng 1981, Greenslade 1990). On Marion Island, S. kerguelensis can be commonly found when beating Agrostis stolonifera tussocks, predominantly at coastal sites. It is a blueish-coloured species, distinguished from S. granulosus, by its larger size, large interocular bosses and a lack of clavate tenent hairs.

Map:

Sminthurinus tuberculatus Map

Reference:

Gabriel AGA, Chown SL, Barendse J, Marshall DJ, Mercer RD, Pugh PJA, Smith VR (2001) Biological invasions on Southern Ocean islands: the Collembola of Marion Island as a test of generalities. Ecography 24: 421–430. doi:10.1111/j.1600–0587.2001.tb00477.x.