Heterolepisma kraepelini Silvestri, 1908

Smith, Graeme B., 2016, On some Silverfish Taxa from Tasmania (Zygentoma: Lepismatidae and Nicoletiidae), Records of the Australian Museum 68 (2), pp. 45-80 : 58

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.2201-4349.68.2016.1652

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5238219

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Heterolepisma kraepelini Silvestri, 1908
status

 

Heterolepisma kraepelini Silvestri, 1908  

Heterolepisma kraepelini Silvestri, 1908b: 50   .

Remarks. Originally described from Yalgoo in Western Australia, Womersley (1939) reported the species as frequently found under the bark of Eucalypts in the foothills of the Mt Lofty Ranges near Adelaide, SA and at Trevallyn, TAS. Collecting by the current author has found the genus to be very diverse in Australia with numerous undescribed species most seeming to be moderately localised in their distribution. Furthermore, the systematics of the genus today includes many more characters than was the case in the time of Silvestri and Womersley (e.g., the chaetotaxy of urotergite I). The Trevallyn specimen has not been seen by the current author although it could be within the collection of the South Australian Museum. It is quite likely that it may not belong to H. kraepelini   and the record of this species in Tasmania should be treated as uncertain. In many characters it resembles the following species although H. kraepelini   is reported to have more pairs of styli and it is unlikely that this would have been mistaken by Womersley.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Zygentoma

Family

Lepismatidae

Genus

Heterolepisma

Loc

Heterolepisma kraepelini Silvestri, 1908

Smith, Graeme B. 2016
2016
Loc

Heterolepisma kraepelini

Silvestri, F 1908: 50
1908