Pedetontus (Pedetontus) saltator Wygodzinsky and Schmidt, 1980

De Jong, Grant D., 2020, Jumping bristletail (Insecta: Apterygota: Microcoryphia) records in the southeastern United States, Insecta Mundi 755, pp. 1-8: 4-5

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Pedetontus (Pedetontus) saltator Wygodzinsky and Schmidt, 1980
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Pedetontus (Pedetontus) saltator Wygodzinsky and Schmidt, 1980  

With two exsertile vesicles on the 6 th abdominal segment, this species is in the nominal subgenus with P. californicus   and P. superior   , two species found in California and Idaho ( Silvestri 1911, Mendes 1990, De Jong 2014). It is distinguished from P. californicus   by the shorter line of contact between the compound eyes and from P. superior   by the shorter ovipositor in mature specimens, extending only to the tip of the styli of the 9 th abdominal segment ( Wygodzinsky and Schmidt 1980).

This species was previously reported only from the northeastern United States in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Online ( Bartlett and Sellers 2018a, 2018b, 2018c, iNaturalist.org 2019) records of observations in GBIF of P. saltator   include reports from Alaska, California, Massachusetts, Ontario, and Washington, DC, suggesting either a broad transcontinental distribution or a disjunct bi-coastal distribution. The Barcode of Life Database (BOLD) Barcode Index Number for P. saltator   , based on a specimen from Alaska, is MOBIL6483-17 (IBLC 2017). The records detailed herein extend the distribution southward to Mississippi and North Carolina as new state records for the genus and species. Wygodzinsky and Schmidt (1980) suggested that the species might be parthenogenetic, because the 54 specimens they examined, including juveniles, were all females. These 32 specimens from the MEM corroborate that hypothesis.

MISSISSIPPI: Issaqueena County: 1♀, 12 mi. SW Mayersville, Shipland Wildlife Management Area, 20 June 1992, M. S. Caterino; 1♀, 2 mi. SW Shipland , at light trap, 20 June 1992, P. K. Lago   ; Lafayette County: 1♀, 4 mi. W Oxford , cotton, 24 June 1977, A. E. Zuccaro   ; 1♀, Oxford , 31 October 1977, M. O. Mann   ; 1♀, Oxford , 18 October 1982, P. K. Lago   ; 1♀, Oxford , 19 June 2004, M. E. Pearson   ; Marshall County: 1♀, Holly Springs , 18 October 1980, H. H. Rather   ; Noxubee County: 1♀, Noxubee Wildlife Refuge , 8 December 1989, P. K. Lago   ; Oktibbeha County: 3♀, 6 mi. SW Starkville , 3 August 1984, J. Pooaitti   ; 1♀, Dorman Lake , 3 March 1985, J. Minr   ; 1♀, Dorman Lake , 3 March 1985, A. Schuster   ; 1♀, Starkville , 12 June 1985, C. M. Felland   ; Panola County: 3♀, 6 mi. SW Como , 20 June 1979, pitfall peripheral to cotton field, W. H. Cross, 4519 SA-1   ; 3♀, 3 mi. WSW Sardis, 1 August 1979, pitfall periph- eral to cotton field, W. H. Cross, 4622 W-1   ; 2♀, 14 mi. ESE Batesville, 15 September 1992, P. K. Lago   ; d ♀, 14 mi. ESE Batesville, 22 September 1992, P. K. Lago   ; Pontotoc County: 1♀, 1 mi. SE Ecru , 3 July 1980, pitfall peripheral to cotton field, W. H. Cross, 4750-1   ; 1♀, 1 mi. SE Ecru, 3 July 1980, pitfall in woods, W. H. Cross, 4750-6   ; 1♀, 1 mi. SE Ecru, 28 August 1980, pitfall in cotton field, W. H. Cross, 4760   ; 1♀, 1 mi. SE Ecru, 11 September 1980, pitfall in woods, W. H. Cross, 4761-3   ; 1♀, 1 mi. SE Ecru , 12 September 1980, pitfall in swamp, W. H. Cross, 4762-3   ; 1♀, 1 mi. SE Ecru , 25 September 1980, pit- fall in woods, W. H. Cross, 4763-5   ; NORTH CAROLINA: Edgecombe County: 1♀, 3 mi. W Tarboro , pitfall in cotton field, 13 June 1979, W. H. Cross, 4556   ; 1♀, 3 mi. W Tarboro , pitfall peripheral to cotton field, 13 June 1979, W. H. Cross, 4548 S1   ; 1♀, 3 mi. W Tarboro , pitfall in cotton field, 13 June 1979, W. H. Cross, 4549   ; 1♀, 2 mi. NW Tarboro , pitfall in cotton field, 24 July 1979, W. H. Cross, 4588   ; 1♀, 2 mi. NW Tarboro , pitfall in cotton field, 26 July 1979, W. H. Cross, 4591   .