Lepidocyrtus weidneri Hüther, 1971

Mateos, Eduardo & Winkler, Daniel, 2018, New data clarifying the taxonomy of European members of the Lepidocyrtus pallidus - serbicus group (Collembola, Entomobryidae), Zootaxa 4429 (3), pp. 548-568: 557

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4429.3.5

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Lepidocyrtus weidneri Hüther, 1971
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Lepidocyrtus weidneri Hüther, 1971 

Tab 1

Material examined. Six specimens (of sex not visible) on slides from the type series (Hamburg, Germany, see Hüther 1971), deposited at the ZIZM, 1957, H.J. Hass leg., W. Hüther det. 

Remarks. Unfortunately, the specimens of L. weidneri  at the Hamburg Museum were too old (60 years preserved in 70% alcohol) and the chaetotaxy was not visible in the slides prepared by us. The only chaetotacic characters visible (in a few of these slides) were parts of the dorsal head macrochaetotaxy, and A 3 is not a macrochaeta (as in Fig. 5 View Figure ).

Discussion. Based on the original description of L. weidneri  (see Hüther 1971: Fig. 4 View Figure ), the presence or absence of dorsal cephalic macrochaeta A 3 cannot be argued with certainty. Subsequent publications ( Rusek 1985, Traser 2000, Mateos 2008, Winkler & Traser 2012) suggested that this macrochaeta is present, but after revising ancien specimens of this species from the type locality, we can draw the conclusion that L. weidneri  lacks the dorsal cephalic macrochaeta A 3 and its dorsal head macrochaetae formula can therefore be described as A 0 A 2a A 2 S 3 Pa 5.