Protura extracted from soil and litter samples collected monthly in a Quercus su- ber wood (from February 2007 to January 2008) near Bergeggi (Liguria, NW Italy) were studied. Of 786 mounted specimens, 682 were determined to specific level and attribut- able to 11 species: Proturentomon minimum, Acerentulus confinis, Acerentulus terricola, Gracilentulus gracilis, Acerentomon affine, Acerentomon doderoi, Acerentomon itali- cum, Acerentomon maius, Acerella tiarnea, Eosentomon noseki and Eosentomon transi- torium. A. terricola is a new record for the Italian fauna. Two peaks of Protura abundance were found (March-April and June, respectively); however they were still substantial throughout the winter and spring, while in August and September there was a minimum, probably due to summer drought. Phenology of the dominant species (Acerentulus con- finis, Acerentomon italicum,

Phenology of Protura in a northwestern Italian forest soil (Hexapoda: Protura)

GALLI, LORIS;
2012

Abstract

Protura extracted from soil and litter samples collected monthly in a Quercus su- ber wood (from February 2007 to January 2008) near Bergeggi (Liguria, NW Italy) were studied. Of 786 mounted specimens, 682 were determined to specific level and attribut- able to 11 species: Proturentomon minimum, Acerentulus confinis, Acerentulus terricola, Gracilentulus gracilis, Acerentomon affine, Acerentomon doderoi, Acerentomon itali- cum, Acerentomon maius, Acerella tiarnea, Eosentomon noseki and Eosentomon transi- torium. A. terricola is a new record for the Italian fauna. Two peaks of Protura abundance were found (March-April and June, respectively); however they were still substantial throughout the winter and spring, while in August and September there was a minimum, probably due to summer drought. Phenology of the dominant species (Acerentulus con- finis, Acerentomon italicum,
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