Zoology Publications from Victoria University of Wellington—Nos. 66 and 67
Proxenyllodes reticulatus (Boerner, 1909) — Hypogastrura reticulata Boerner, 1909 — Figs 183-189
Proxenyllodes reticulatus (Boerner, 1909)
Hypogastrura reticulata Boerner, 1909
The type of this species is in the Boerner collection at BMNH. No figures were given with Boerner's original description but Yosii (1960) gives excellent figures of the chaetotaxy and some other structures of this species drawn from further specimens he collected in Central Japan.
Notes: The coarse granulations of the cuticle place this species, in my view, in the genus Proxynellodes Denis, 1926. This I consider preferable to retaining it as a "group" in Hypogastrura as suggested by Yosii. Ant IV (Fig. 183) with two apical protrusible sensory sacs, 7-9 short, bladderlike sensory rods and many simple setae. PAO (Fig. 186) with four contiguous lobes arranged more or less as a cross; claw and unguiculus both granulate basally, the latter with a granulate basal finger-like process lying alongside the base of the inner lamella (Fig. 184).