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Photo#1187665
Cotton Springtail + E. atrocincta - Entomobrya

Cotton Springtail + E. atrocincta - Entomobrya
El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
January 31, 2016
Size: 3 mm
I retrieved at least these 4 different-looking springtails and I suspected this group contained three species. Frans Janssens explained that it is only the cotton springtail and Entomobrya atrocincta (female plus two male forms). I wanted to include this image for size comparison.

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Cotton Springtail + E. atrocincta - Entomobrya Cotton Springtail + E. atrocincta - Entomobrya

Thanks Frans :)
Moved from Cotton Springtail.

Just keep explaining it to me. It'll sink in eventually--right before you change it all again, I'm sure. :)

Given that two species are represented, I've moved this back to genus.

 
I agree
you moved it up to genus level.
Is it possible to have 2 copies of the same image in Bugguide?
This image is particulary interesting given it shows 3 colour forms of the sexually dimorphic E. atroctincta: female + 2 forms of the male. In this respect it is a unique image. And a copy should be in place at the E. atrocincta level.

 
Good point.
I frassed a couple of "extra" copies of this image yesterday, as I considered them unnecessary. However, I think it would be okay to keep one here and post another to E. atrocincta (along with a detailed comment so folks know which individuals in the shot are indeed atrocincta).

I went to fish a copy out of Frass, but evidently Salvador deleted them already. So, Salvador, if you're monitoring this thread, feel free to post a copy to E. atrocincta.

 
Usually, I delete frassed images ASAP
I would like to label some of the springtails before resubmitting this image, for the benefit of the readers. I appreciate your interest in this photo. Thanks!

 
That would be excellent.
Thanks!

Entomobrya unostrigata + atrocincta
It is the dimorphic form of atrocincta given females and males are present. Even two forms of the male: with and without black thoracic band.
So, especially for Ken : this is E. atrocincta sensu Katz & al 2015
;-)

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