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Fast, elongated, and hairy springtail - Orchesella texensis

Fast, elongated, and hairy springtail - Orchesella texensis
Fabens, El Paso County, Texas, USA
July 22, 2015
These collembola were running fast on the ground. A tiny carabid was also running fast in the vicinity. I wonder if the small ground beetle was preying on the collembola. I took photos of the ground beetle, but they were poor quality and I deleted them.

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Fast, elongated, and hairy springtail - Orchesella texensis Fast, elongated, and hairy springtail - Orchesella texensis

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Orchesella texensis
Note subdivided ant.1 and ant.2, typical in Orchesella. Both antennae have been mutulated and have been partly recovered. In the left antenna, ant.4 is missing (or fused by recovery with ant.3). In the right antenna, ant.2-4 are recovered in a short fused antennal segment.
New for Bugguide! :-)

 
Thanks Frans!
It made my day to know that these pics were a new find for BugGuide. Wonderful! Your Collembola.org page is amazing! Thanks again for your kind help.

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Are these two different individuals? If so, the images should be unlinked. They can be cross referenced by placing thumbnails in the Remarks section, if desired.

 
Thank you for the tip! But
I took consecutive pictures of what I thought was the same individual. You can see that both photos show a bug with a broken right antenna at the same exact place. Results of picture quality varied widely and I selected two of the best shots.

 
Yep. Missed that antenna.
They look a bit different due to slightly different lighting, no doubt.

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