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Family Hypogastruridae

Purple Larvae - Hypogastrura Purple Infestation Hypogastruridae 8 Collembola? Unknown Poduromorph - Ceratophysella denticulata Hypogastruridae Ceratophysella? Microgastrura sp. (undescribed?) - Microgastrura minutissima
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Collembola (Springtails and allies)
Order Poduromorpha
Family Hypogastruridae
Explanation of Names
Hypogastruridae Börner 1906
Numbers
~150 spp.(1) in 20 genera in our area, close to 700 spp. in ~40 genera worldwide(2)
Range
worldwide and throughout NA(2)
Remarks
Our only representative of the superfamily Hypogastruroidea, that includes two more small families(2)
Some Hypogastrura (generally bluish) and Ceratophysella (generally more purplish) species form conspicuous mass aggregations.