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Photo#96588
pale yellow springtail - Pseudosinella

pale yellow springtail - Pseudosinella
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
February 25, 2007
Size: ~1.5mm
Found under a potted plant in the house.

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Moved
It moved around pretty good for a blind creature.

 
Collembola have more eyes than you might think...
Even when they lack the lateral eye clusters, such as in thi specimen, Collembola have some 'redundant' frontal eyes burried deep in the tissues of the head capsule. Given the skin is transparant usch as in this case, the frontal eyes can still detect light. So this specimen might use this to decide in which direction it should move: towards or away from the lightsource.

Pseudosinella
Given the iridisation (caused by the scale cover), and lack of eyes.

Eyeless?
Looks it might be one of the blind ones.

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