Distribution of Collembola at Cape Hallett

  1. J. Linsley Gressitt
  1. K. A. J. Wise and
  2. J. Linsley Shoup

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/AR010p0325

Entomology of Antarctica

Entomology of Antarctica

How to Cite

Wise, K. A. J. and Shoup, J. L. (1967) Distribution of Collembola at Cape Hallett, in Entomology of Antarctica (ed J. L. Gressitt), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/AR010p0325

Author Information

  1. Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1967

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875901107

Online ISBN: 9781118668696



  • Cape Hallett;
  • Collembola;
  • Cryptopygus cisantarcticus;
  • Friesea grisea;
  • Isotoma klovstadi


Two 1-m-wide transects, examined at Cape Hallett 18 days apart in November 1964, provide data on the increase of collembolans and mites at the beginning of a summer season. These and other observations provide information on the local distribution of the three collembolan species occurring on the flat Seabee Hook and on adjacent slopes. Cryptopygus cisantarcticus appears to be associated with moss, occurring plentifully on the flat; Friesea grisea occurs on the slopes and adjacent portions of the flat; while Isotoma klovstadi inhabits the slopes in abundance. The relationship of collembolans and mites to soil moisture is thought to be masked.