(033/SHunu) Schoettella ununguiculata (Tullberg, 1869)

*tullbergi (Lubbock, 1873)

Schoettella ununguiculata is a rare bluish-black species which reaches 1.2 mm in length. The only specimen Steven has seen was collected by Peter Lawrence from moss at Woodwalton Fen in 1963. The species has a small four-lobed PAO (Fig. 1), 8+8 ocelli, a small pair of anal spines (Fig. 2), a furca with a long mucro (Fig. 3), and lacks an empodial appendage on the foot (Fig. 4).

 

 

 

Map Schoettella ununguiculata
Post-antennal 0rgan of Schoettella ununguiculata

Figure 1: Four-lobed (*) Post-antennal 0rgan of Schoettella ununguiculata collected from Woodwalton Fen in June 1963 by Peter Lawrence.

Tiny anal spines of Schoettella ununguiculata

Figure 2: Tiny anal spines of the same specimen of Schoettella ununguiculata shown in Fig. 1. The magnification is the same as in Fig. 4 below.

Furca of Schoettella ununguiculata

Figure 3: Furca of the same specimen of Schoettella ununguiculata shown in Fig. 1. man, manubrium. This part of the specimen is in rather poor condition.

Foot of the third leg of Schoettella ununguiculata

Figure 4: Foot of the third leg of the same specimen of Schoettella ununguiculata shown in Fig. 1. The magnification is the same as in Fig. 2 above. There is no empodium (emp).

 
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