The springtail Axelsonia littoralis new to the fauna of the Netherlands (Hexapoda: Collembola) Axelsonia littoralis (Moniez, 1890) is a rare springtail in Europe. It is recorded here for the first time from the Netherlands. Specimens of this species were found in the littoral zone in the southwestern part in the Netherlands. Several specimens of Axelsonia littoralis were collected at Borssele (province of Zeeland), under a Japanese Oyster growing on a stone in a mud flat in January 2002. The taxonomy and distribution of this species in Europe are treated.

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Berg, M. P., & Faasse, M. A. (2003). De springstaart Axelsonia littoralis nieuw voor de fauna van Nederland (Hexapoda: Collembola). Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen, 19, 101–104.