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New to Science: Three Springtails Discovered in Vermont

June 1, 2013 by VAL

In 2011 Felipe N. Soto-Adames and colleagues described three new species of springtails, all discovered in Vermont. Subisotoma joycei and Scutisotoma champi were collected in sandy beaches along Lake Champlain, and Ballistura rossi was found only in a constructed wetland built and managed by the University of Vermont. Subsequently, S. joycei was moved to a new genus, Bellisotoma (Soto-Adames, Giordano & Christiansen 2013). The new genus was dedicated to Ross and Joyce Bell, in celebration of their contributions to the study of the entomological fauna of Vermont. Read the journal paper.