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Description of a new species of Willemia (Collembola: Hypogastruridae) from Panama with key to Willemia species occurring in the Americas

Laboratorio de Ecología y Sistemática de Microartrópodos, Departamento de Ecología
Laboratorio de Ecología y Sistemática de Microartrópodos, Departamento de Ecologíay Recursos Naturales. Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 04510, Mexico city, Mexico.
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Willemia panamaensis sp. nov. from Panama is described and illustrated. It is characterised by the presence of sensilla I (S2) and i1 (S9) on antennal segment IV, nine vesicles in the postantennal organ, and having dorsal setae and sensilla on abdominal segments V and VI twice as long than on segments I and II. A dichotomous key to species recorded from the Americas is provided. Reference is given to the DNA barcoding sequences of the new species.



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