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Family Tomoceridae

colorful springtail - Tomocerus vulgaris Charcoal/brown speckled springtail - Tomocerus minor Elongate-bodied Springtail - Tomocerus minor Elongate-bodied Springtail - Tomocerus minor Springtail 8004855 unk springtails - Pogonognathellus elongatus Springtail - Tomocerus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Collembola (Springtails and allies)
Order Entomobryomorpha (Elongate-bodied Springtails)
Family Tomoceridae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly treated as part of Entomobryidae
Numbers
16 spp. in 6 genera in our area(1) (all in Tomocerinae: Tomocerini); ~160 spp. (a half are Tomocerus) in 15 genera of 2 subfamilies worldwide (the other subfam. restricted to so. hemisphere)(2)
Identification
Has elongate antennal segments as compared to Entomobryidae which are evenly sized
Range
much of the world except the Afrotropics, sw. Asia, and most of S. America; throughout NA(2)
Remarks
a representative of the superfamily Tomoceroidea that also includes the widespread Oncopoduridae, with 2 genera (both in our area)(2) --none in the guide yet