Katiannidae genus nov.1. sp. nov.2


Katiannidae genus nov.1. sp. nov.2
Katiannidae genus nov.1. sp. nov.2
Katiannidae genus nov.1. sp. nov.2
Katiannidae genus nov.1. sp. nov.2
Katiannidae genus nov.1. sp. nov.2 juvenile

Class Collembola (Springtails)
Order Symphypleona (Globular springtails)
Family Katiannidae (Katiannid springtails)
Genus Katiannidae genus nov.1. sp. nov.2

Length 1-1.5 mm.

A globular springtail with mottled flanks and orange-red back. May have been imported from Australasia and associated with the horticultural trade.

Seen all year round, observed in parks and gardens, and probably allotments and garden centres. Believed to feed on fungi and algae. UK status and distribution is unknown.

Found in rear garden on vegetation, South Staffordshire November 2020. © Peter Hillman.