New records of Isotomidae (Collembola) from Golestan province (Iran)

Abstract :

Family of Isotomidae belongs to the order of Collembola. These springtails with elongate and high cover of setae on surface of the body and equal abdomen segments differenced from others. In faunaistic study of Isotomidae family, several samples were taken from soil and leaf litter in different locations from Gorgan regions during 2010-2011. The specimens were extracted by heat in Berlese funnel and mounted on microscopic slides using Hoyer’s medium. Totally, Six species of the family Isotomidae are recorded from Gorgan area (Northern Iran): Anurophorus coiffaiti, Folsomia penicula, Isotomurus punctiferus, Isotomurus maculatus, Isotomurus sp. (aff. palustris-unifasciatus) and Isotoma sp. (aff. decorata-spinicauda). Apart from F. penicula, all species are new for Iran. Two species are possibly new for science

Keyword :

Collembola, Arthropleona, Isotomidae, Golestan, Gorgan, Iran

Author(s) : Falahati Hossein Abad, A., Potapov, M., Sarailoo, M. H., Mehr, M. S., Yazdanian, M.
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Published Issue : 2013 Vol. 8 Number 1

2013 Vol. 8 Number 1