Lepidocyrtus sensu lato

Mateos, Eduardo & Greenslade, Penelope, 2015, Towards understanding Lepidocyrtus Bourlet, 1839 (Collembola, Entomobryidae) I: diagnosis of the subgenus Setogaster, new records and redescriptions of species, Zootaxa 4044 (1), pp. 105-129: 108

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Lepidocyrtus sensu lato

sensu lato

Lepidocyrtus sensu lato 

Within Entomobryidae  genus Lepidocyrtus  s. l. is characterised by the following set of characters:

Body elongate, with finely striated scales, all rounded or truncate. Fourth abdominal segment at midline more than 2.5 times length of third. Head with 8 + 8 ommatidia (G and H may be strongly reduced). Antennae with 4 segments. Fourth antennal segment at least half as long as third. Trochanteral organ present on third legs. Manubrium and dentes with normal scales, without spines. Dentes dorsally crenulate and curving upward, basally in line with manubrium. Mucro short, bidentate, with a basal spine (with or without spinelet), without setae. First antennal segment with three dorsal microchaetae. Tergal bothriotricha on head/thorax/abdomen such as 1 /00/ 0 23200. Tergal sens formula from th.II to abd.III such as 11 /011, without accessory s-chaeta associated with seta p 6 in these segments.

In the present systematics section Wang et al. (2003) criteria for subgeneric allocation of studied specimens is used (see Table 1).