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Species Willowsia nigromaculata

Spring Tail - Willowsia nigromaculata Springtail - Willowsia nigromaculata Silver Springtail? - Willowsia nigromaculata Brown Springtail - Willowsia nigromaculata Springtail - Willowsia nigromaculata Unknown on marble - Willowsia nigromaculata ??? - Willowsia nigromaculata Windowsill insect - Willowsia nigromaculata
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Collembola (Springtails and allies)
Order Entomobryomorpha (Elongate-bodied Springtails)
Superfamily Entomobryoidea
Family Entomobryidae (Slender Springtails)
Genus Willowsia
Species nigromaculata (Willowsia nigromaculata)
Identification
Note the metallic iridescent body, indicating the presence of translucent scales. Scales + Entomobrya lookalike body form point to Willowsia. Given the black dorsal pigmentation on the abdomen (the markings clustered bilaterally in 3 areas) it is W. nigromaculata (= latin for 'with black spots').
W. nigromaculata is a typical domestic springtail, often found in human made 'artificial caves' such as (green)houses ;-)
… Frans Janssens, 18 January, 2009