Unknown small insect - unable to identify to order let alone family - Trophodeinus -
near Republican City, Harlan County, Nebraska, USA September 20, 2005 Size: 1-2 mm
Several of these insects were collected from pitfall samples next to a reservoir. They are 1-2 mm in length and somewhat laterally flattened (similar to fleas). I believe the tarsi are 5,4,4 and what I think are antennae have plumose hairs. They do not have furcula (therefore most likely not collembola). Sorry the pictures are a little fuzzy - they were taken through a dissecting microscope. Any help in identifying them to order (and family) would be wonderful!
Contributed by nebr_bug_chick on 13 July, 2007 - 12:47pm Last updated 8 August, 2007 - 6:37pm
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