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springtail motherlode - Ceratophysella succinea

springtail motherlode - Ceratophysella succinea
Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
October 22, 2007
Size: 1 - 1.5 mm
This flotilla of springtails is about half the number I collected from a single large mushroom in a mixed woods site. To seperate them from the moss and mushroom pieces in the same collecting container I dumped these contents into a fine-mesh sieve and stirred them around gently over a large dish of water. The springtails and a few tiny roves obligingly dived through the openings into the water, coalescing into several large flotillas. I dished them out with a plastic spoon into this container.

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Ceratophysella succinea
Given the recent posts by Scott Justis of C. gibbosa specimens, I have to reconsider my tentative identification of your specimens.
Given the yellowish background colour, they match best with C. succinea.

 
Thanks for the dilligent reconsideration, Frans.
I'll move 'em :-)

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Ceratophysella gibbosa
Probably. It remains an educated guess based on the habitus colour:
background brownish yellow with mottled brown pigment dorsally; antennae, head and posterior two abdominal segments darker.
Ceratophysella species are normally IDed on chaetotaxy. There are 20+ species of Ceratophysella in the USA...

BTW, good thinking to look for the furca!

 
Thanks for the educated guess :-)
I guess I'll move them then.

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