Unknown small insect - unable to identify to order let alone family - Trophodeinus
near Republican City, Harlan County, Nebraska, USA
September 20, 2005
Size: 1-2 mm
Several of these insects were collected from pitfall samples next to a reservoir. They are 1-2 mm in length and somewhat laterally flattened (similar to fleas). I believe the tarsi are 5,4,4 and what I think are antennae have plumose hairs. They do not have furcula (therefore most likely not collembola). Sorry the pictures are a little fuzzy - they were taken through a dissecting microscope. Any help in identifying them to order (and family) would be wonderful!
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