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Family Entomobryidae - Slender Springtails

Homidia socia Orchesella cincta Springtail - Entomobryoides mineola Elongate Springtail - Orchesella bulba Springtail Colony - Entomobrya unostrigata Entomobryid A tiny, hairy animal with six legs - Homidia socia Unknown Entomobrya Springtail - Entomobryoides purpurascens
Classification
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)
Numbers
_ spp. in 23 genera of 5 subfamilies in our area; worldwide, >1,700 spp. in 64 genera of 6 subfamilies (one small subfamily restricted to the Mediterranean & so. Africa)(1)
Identification
keys in(2)
Range
worldwide and throughout NA(1)
Works Cited
1.Checklist of the Collembola
2.The nearctic members of the genus Entomobrya (Collembola)
K. Christiansen. 1958. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 118(7): 439-545.