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Species Hypogastrura nivicola - Snow flea

Snow Flea - Hypogastrura nivicola springtail - Hypogastrura nivicola Collembola - Hypogastrura nivicola Collembola - Hypogastrura nivicola Collembola - Hypogastrura nivicola Hypogastrura nivicola? - Hypogastrura nivicola Hypogastrura nivicola? - Hypogastrura nivicola Hypogastrura nivicola? - Hypogastrura nivicola
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Collembola (Springtails and allies)
Order Poduromorpha
Family Hypogastruridae
Genus Hypogastrura
Species nivicola (Snow flea)
Explanation of Names
Hypogastrura nivicola (Fitch 1846)
Size
1-2 mm.
Identification
The main differences between H. nivicola and H. harveyi are:
1. the length of the antennae: shorter than head in nivicola; longer than head in harveyi
2. the size of the anal spines: very small (hardly visible) in nivicola; quite distinct in harveyi
Range
Nearctic
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