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Photo#1356174
Unknown Globular Springtail

Unknown Globular Springtail
Naples , Collier County, Florida, USA
January 23, 2017
Size: ~.3 mm
This springtail was collected in leaf litter beneath a shinyleaf wild coffee bush and a laurel oak tree.

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Dicyrtomidae
Very early juvenile instar. Possibly just hatched from egg.

 
Wow...
a newborn. Does the eyespot arrangement change as it ages. This one seems to have very distinctly separated eye pigment spots, while others you've identified seem to have one big eye spot.

Thanks so much for the identification.

 
The separate eye pigment spots...
you are refering to are actually the ocelli. In adults the ocelli are located on a dark eyepatch. In juveniles the background colouration may not be (fully) developed. In this juvenile you can see the 7 (or 8?) ocelli of the eyepatch.

 
Thank you
very much for this information.

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