(026/HYver) Hypogastrura vernalis (Carl, 1901)

*nivalis (Ågren, 1903)
*reuteri (Ågren, 1903)

Hypogastrura vernalis is a rare species. The tibiotarsi of the legs each have only one clavate tenant seta and the empodial appendage of the foot possesses a lamella (Fig. 1). The dorsal side of abd5 has THREE setae either side of the midline and the ventral tube has only 4+4 setae. There is only one specimen in the NHML collection which fits the description of this species from a littoral site at Falmouth collected by Bagnall in 1943. However it is not in very good condition.

Map Hypogastrura vernalis
Third leg of Hypogastrura vernalis

Figure 1: Third leg of Hypogastrura vernalis found in Falmouth in May 1943 by R.S. Bagnall. The empodium (emp) has a distinctive lamella.

Furca of the specimen of Hypogastrura vernalis

Figure 2: Furca of the specimen of Hypogastrura vernalis shown in Fig. 1.

 
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