New records of Collembola (Hexapoda) from West Bengal with notes on their Taxonomy
Keywords:Entomobryomorpha, springtails, soil invertebrates, taxonomy, new record.
This study deals with a total of 21 species of collembola under 14 genera of 6 families, which has been recorded for the first time from the state of West Bengal. A descriptive note on their taxonomy with proper illustrations is provided with an approach to improve the faunistic understanding of collembolans from the state. The new records were found from the collections of the survey undertaken during the year 2018 to 2022 as well as examining some of the previous state survey materials of the NZC depository at Apterygota section. Compiling previous literature on collembola from the state, the current study has updated the collembolan taxon list from 75 species to a total of 96 species