Pedetontinus cf. atlanticus

De Jong, Grant D., 2020, Jumping bristletail (Insecta: Apterygota: Microcoryphia) records in the southeastern United States, Insecta Mundi 755, pp. 1-8: 4

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Pedetontinus cf. atlanticus


Pedetontinus cf. atlanticus  

This specimen agrees in all aspects with the other specimens of P. atlanticus   except that the first tarsal segment is darkened on all three pairs of legs. Bowser (2019a) reported specimens from the Western Interior Basin of British Columbia that are nearly identical to the figures in Mendes (1981a) but differ by the more conical nature of the distal segments of the male labial palpi, and he considered them to be potentially an undescribed species. Likewise, these Kentucky specimens may represent a separate species; however, the lack of multiple specimens in hand causes me to be reluctant to designate them as such. This record represents a new state record for this genus, family, and order.

KENTUCKY: Carter County: 1 ♀, Carter′s Cave State Park , cliff face, 23 June 1983, G. T. Baker   .