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Species Allacma fusca

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Collembola (Springtails and allies)
Order Symphypleona (Globular Springtails)
Superfamily Sminthuroidea
Family Sminthuridae
Subfamily Sminthurinae
Genus Allacma
Species fusca (Allacma fusca)
Size
Up to 3.5 mm
Identification
Dorsal 'snowflake' pattern, typical in many specimens of Allacma fusca and usually best seen in pale colour forms.
Colour form usignata has U-shaped dorsal sign.
(Comments by Frans Janssens).
Remarks
Widespread in the UK. endemic to western Europe, according to Wikipedia. Probably an introduced species.