Eur. J. Entomol. 98 (3): 387-413, 2001 | DOI: 10.14411/eje.2001.059

Species of Brachystomella (Collembola: Brachystomellidae) from the Neotropical region

Wanda Maria WEINER1, Judith NAJT2
1 Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sławkowska 17, Pl-31 016 Kraków, Poland, e-mail: weiner@isez.pan.krakow.pl
2 UPRES-A CNRS 8043, Laboratoire d'Entomologie, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, 45, rue Buffon, F-75005 Paris, France, e-mail: najt@mnhn.fr

In this paper six new species of the genus Brachystomella Ågren from the Neotropical region are described : B. desutterae sp. n. (Peru), B. mataraniensis sp. n. (Peru), B. pefauri sp. n. (Venezuela), B. purma sp. n. (Peru), B. saladaensis sp. n. (Argentina) and B. zerpa sp. n. (Venezuela). Brachystomella honda Christiansen & Bellinger, 1988 is synonymised with Brachystomella baconaoensis Gruia, 1983. Diagnoses and comments on the original descriptions as well as remarks on 22 species are included.

Keywords: Collembola, Brachystomellidae, Brachystomella, Neotropical region, new species, diagnosis, key

Received: May 2, 2000; Accepted: June 8, 2001; Published: October 31, 2001

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