Folsomia continentalis Potapov & Dunger, 2000

Potapov, Mikhail & Gulgenova, Ayuna, 2013, Isotomidae (Collembola) of Buryat Republic. II. A revision of the genus Folsomia, Zootaxa 3682 (2), pp. 305-330: 312

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3682.2.6

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Folsomia continentalis Potapov & Dunger, 2000
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Folsomia continentalis Potapov & Dunger, 2000 

Discussion. A species of F. taimyrica  complex (' quadrioculata  ' group) which is defined by the combination of reduced ms formula (10 / 100), the presence of clear ocellus and the absence of median macrochaetae on Th.III. Specimens from Buryatia are paler than typical specimens ( Mongolia).

Distribution and ecology. In Buryatia, the species occurs in south areas (Selenga Low Plateau, Khamar Daban, Turka). It was described from Mongolia and recorded in Tuva and Chita region ( Stebaeva et al. 2001, Dunger & Potapov 2000), it may possibly occur further north as it was found in NE European part of Russia ( Babenko 2012) where it is obviously very rare. In Buryatia it inhabits dry larch forests and is common in the Zagansky Range ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1: loc. 3, 9, 15).