Thibaud J.-M. 2020. Les Collemboles des sables littoraux de la côte Ouest de Madagascar, plus spécialement ceux d’une plage de Mahajanga // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.29. No.1: 1–5 [in French].

MECADEV, UMR 7179 CNRS, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Sorbonne Universités, C.P. 50, 57 rue Cuvier, F-75231 Paris cedex 05, France. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.29.1.01

ABSTRACT. This work summarizes the current knowledge of terrestrial littoral sand species of Collembola from Madagascar’s western coast, where 15 species have been found. It includes the population variations of this hexapod group in a beach north of Mahajanga sampled for two years round between 2006 and 2018.

KEY WORDS: Collembola, Madagascar, littoral sands, beach, annual variation, Mahajanga.

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