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Springtail - Willowsia buski

Springtail - Willowsia buski
Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada
April 18, 2007
Size: ~ 1 mm
Pretty sure the genus is correct. I'm not sure on species though.

** Thanks to Frans, this image is now in the right place.

Moved
Moved from Entomobrya.

Willowsia buski
A juvenie specimen.
Adults have a more purple colour with yellowish head. The body is covered with scales (not seen on this picture, though). Note the black 'knee' at the 3rd leg, typical for Willowsia species. Note the typical neck-like structure at the basis of the head.
This is one of those species that are commonly found in the house. I had once a thriving colony under the (leaking) kitchen sink. Fixing the leak solved the domestic infestation...
Be aware! ;-)

 
Willowsia buski
Hi Frans,
Thanks for correcting me! I was unaware of the characteristics typical to Willowsia species.
Fortunately, I found this one in a polypore fungus, and not in my residence.

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