Taskaeva A.A., Kolesnikova A.A., Nakul G.L. 2020. Springtails (Hexapoda: Collembola) of some plant communities of the Pechora delta // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.29. No.4: 343–349 [in English].
Institute of Biology, Komi Science Center, Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Kommunisticheskaya str. 28, Syktyvkar 167982, Russia. E-mail: email@example.com
ABSTRACT. A quantitative study of collembolan assemblages on the Pechora Bay coast was performed. Altogether, 81 species of springtails from 43 genera and 15 families were registered. Among them four species are noted for the first time in East European tundra. The boreal species prevailed, only four true arctic forms were found. The springtail population of the studied tundra landscapes is characterized by a very high degree of dominance of a few mass species inhabiting a wide range of diverse communities, which indicates insignificant differences of these assemblages between plant ecosystems.
KEY WORDS: springtails, diversity, Pechora sea coast, North-Eastern Europe.