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Species Entomobrya nicoleti

springtail - Entomobrya nicoleti Springtail on water - Entomobrya nicoleti
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Collembola (Springtails and allies)
Order Entomobryomorpha (Elongate-bodied Springtails)
Superfamily Entomobryoidea
Family Entomobryidae (Slender Springtails)
Subfamily Entomobryinae
Genus Entomobrya
Species nicoleti (Entomobrya nicoleti)
Explanation of Names
Author: Lubbock, 1868
Typical pattern = 2 bilateral spots at posterior part of 4th abdominal segment. This form has never been recorded from the USA. Therefore the cf. (=confer, =like) in the name. US taxonomists consider such specimens as light colour forms of Entomobrya multifasciata or Entomobrya nivalis. (Comment by Frans Janssens)
Europe, Australia, Macronesia (widespread and common in the UK). Probably an introduced species.
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