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forma ornata

Globular Springtail - Dicyrtomina minuta Globular Springtail - Dicyrtomina minuta Globular Springtail - Dicyrtomina minuta globular springtail  - Dicyrtomina minuta Dicyrtomina minuta forma ornata? - Dicyrtomina minuta Bug in water - Dicyrtomina minuta Globular springtail - Dicyrtomina minuta Springtails - Dicyrtomina minuta
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Collembola (Springtails and allies)
Order Symphypleona (Globular Springtails)
Family Dicyrtomidae
Subfamily Dicyrtominae
Genus Dicyrtomina
Species minuta (Dicyrtomina minuta)
No Taxon forma ornata
New England, PNW (BG data)
Very common in the UK
Common in leaf litter in Massachusetts (BG data)
mostly Nov-Apr (BG data)
This page was created as a result of Frans Janssens' comments here. To summarize: In Europe, the individuals in this section would be considered Dicyrtomina ornata; however, American taxonomy considers them variants of Dicyrtomina minuta. Classifying these individuals as Dicyrtomina minuta forma ornata allows us to remain consistent with American taxonomy while recognizing a distinctive color variant.
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