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Photo#1025534
Compost Pile Springtail - Entomobrya

Compost Pile Springtail - Entomobrya
Elk Grove, Sacramento County, California, USA
December 8, 2014
Size: <1mm
Captured during the day from a small compost pile, made up of mostly chicken manure and plant matter such as orange peels and moldy persimmons. I took the clearest pictures I possibly could- I would appreciate the closest ID possible since I'm planning on culturing the springtails from the compost pile, and I want to create pure cultures, so I want to find out if these springtails are all the same species or not. Thank you!

Collected from the same compost pile as these specimens:

Images of this individual: tag all
Compost Pile Springtail - Entomobrya Compost Pile Springtail - Entomobrya

Moved
Moved from Lepidocyrtus lignorum.

See comments below for an explanation of the move.

Moved

 
Separated?
Why did this picture get separated from the other picture of this same individual?

 
They were identified as belonging to different subfamilies...
...so they were unlinked for placement. I expect that Frans will see these comments and clarify his IDs.

 
Ok.
Ok. They are the same exact springtail photographed from a different angle.

 
It looked different
Less greenish and shiny...
If it is the same specimen as the greenish pics : Entomobrya sp.

Entomobrya sp.
Sorry guys...

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

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