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Large Springtail - Neanura muscorum

Large Springtail - Neanura muscorum
Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada
April 18, 2007
Size: 2 mm
A big, clumsy "jumpless" springtail. Found in rotting stump. The biggest Hypogas*trurid I've ever seen.

** Correction: thanks to Frans for correcting me on this one. It's not a Hypogas*trurid after all.

Moved from Hypogastruridae.

Neanura muscorum
Family = Neanuridae.
In this family the true giants among Collembola can be found. The largest one found today is 17mm. From New Zealand.
Note the bilobed posterior body segment, typical in Neanura.

A 17 mm springtail is truly massive. Thanks for correcting my error.

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