Microcoryphia, Verhoeff, 1904

De Jong, Grant D., 2020, Jumping bristletail (Insecta: Apterygota: Microcoryphia) records in the southeastern United States, Insecta Mundi 755, pp. 1-8 : 6-7

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Unidentified Microcoryphia (poor condition, pinned, or immature):

ALABAMA: DeKalb County: 2♂ + 1♀, ~ 5 mi. SE Ft. Payne off Hwy 176, 2– 3 mi. S intersection Hwy 176 & 35, Little River Wildlife Management Area , 9 June 2001, H. Grisham & D. Hildebrandt ; Jackson County: Bingham Mtn Area, Hollytree , 22 September 2000, H. Grisham ; Bingham Mtn. Area, Hollytree , 8 August 2015, H. Grisham ; Madison County: Berry Mtn. Area, Maysville , 15 November 2007, H. Grisham ; Berry Mtn. Area , 15 June 2008, H. Grisham ; MISSISSIPPI: Hancock County: 2 Juveniles,

2 mi. N Waveland, Bayou La Croix , pitfall at edge of marsh, 22 May 1982, W. H. Cross; Tishomingo County: 1 Juvenile, base of tree, 31 March 1984, K. Corban .

In conclusion, these reports indicate that multiple species of Microcoryphia from both extant families are widespread throughout the southeastern United States. Other regional museum collections should be examined to identify further extensions of these distributions, find additional specimens of the potentially new species herein reported as Pedetontus cf. saltator or other undescribed species, and potentially determine the identity of the unnamed Neomachilellus species previously reported from the Atlantic coast of Florida and Georgia.