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Unknown Globular Springtail - Sphaeridia pumilis - female

Unknown Globular Springtail - Sphaeridia pumilis - Female
Naples , Collier County, Florida, USA
March 4, 2015
Size: ~.2 mm
This very tiny springtail was living in leaf litter collected under a sand live oak tree. Based on the shape of its antennae and your instruction, Frans, I believe it is a male.

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Unknown Globular Springtail - Sphaeridia pumilis - female Unknown Globular Springtail - Sphaeridia pumilis - female Unknown Globular Springtail - Sphaeridia pumilis - female

Moved
Moved from Globular Springtails. I presume Susan was referring to your comment on her other images of this species(1)

 
Thx, Aaron
Note the diff in the shape of the antennae :
in the female : ant2+3(+4) narrow and straight
in the male : ant2+3 modified in a clasping mechanism (note the angle between ant2 and ant3.

Sphaeridia pumilis female
Note in the male, the antennae are modified into a clasping mechanism (ant.2+3).
Pls, tell me where you did find 'my instruction'.

 
Frans,
Aaron is right. You gave me some instruction in the image I submitted as referenced below. Your instruction was fantastic, but your student [Susan] was confused.

Thank you, again, for helping me learn this structural difference between males and females.

Susan

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