Acerentulus Berlese, 1908: 122.,

Bu, Yun, Potapov, Mikhail B. & Yin, Wen Ying, 2014, Systematic and biogeographical study of Protura (Hexapoda) in Russian Far East: new data on high endemism of the group, ZooKeys 424, pp. 19-57: 29

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Acerentulus Berlese, 1908: 122.


Taxon classification Animalia Protura Acerentomidae

Acerentulus Berlese, 1908: 122. 

Type species.

Acerentomon confine  Berlese, 1908.


Abdominal appendages II and III each with 3 setae, mesonotum and metanotum each with two pairs of anterior setae, foretarsal sensillum t1 claviform, sensillum b’ present, t3 willow-leaf shaped, sensillum b’ present, labial palpus with terminal tuft of setae, striate band on abdominal segment VIII well developed, and sternite VIII with 4/2 setae or with 4 setae only.


The genus Acerentulus  has 47 species described in the world and most from Europe ( Szeptycki 2007; Shrubovych et al. 2012), and only five species ( Acerentulus kisonis  Imdadaté, 1961, Acerentulus keikoae keikoae  Imdadaté, 1988, Acerentulus keikoae capillatus  Imdadaté, 1988, Acerentulus omoi  Imdadaté, 1988 and Acerentulus sinensis  Wu & Yin, 2007) were recorded in East Asia so far. Acerentulus kisonis  Imdadaté, 1961 is new to RFE and very rare in the samples like in Japan ( Imdadaté 1988), which has single individual present in hundreds of specimens.