A review of the silverfish (Lepismatidae, Thysanura) of the United States and the Caribbean area. American Museum novitates ; no. 2481

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"An analysis of the composition of the lepismatid fauna of the United States and the Caribbean area is made, with special emphasis on the geographic origin of the species. Among the 13 species found in the United States, only three are autochthonous; among the 13 species reported from the Caribbean area, six seem to be endemic. All other species probably have been introduced by man. Keys for the determination of the lepismatids of the United States and of the Caribbean area are followed by an enumeration of all species concerned, with distributional data and taxonomic comments. Four species are reported for the first time from the United states, viz., Acrotelsa collaris, Ctenolepisma diversisquamis, C. targionii, and Stylifera gigantea. Lepisma mucronata Packard is synonymized with Acrotelsa collaris (F.), and Ctenolepisma reducta Folsom with C. diversisquamis Silvestri; Ctenolepisma campbelli Barnhart is transferred to Thermobia. The female of Ctenolepisma hummelincki Wygodzinsky is described for the first time. Peliolepisma calva, until now only known from Ceylon, is reported from Guyana and Cuba, where it is supposedly a common house lepismatid"--P. [1].
26 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 24-26).