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Family Hypogastruridae

gray conk springtails gray conk springtails Collembola Springtail - Hypogastrura tooliki Adult, eggs, juveniles - Ceratophysella In culture - Ceratophysella large group of tiny reddish bugs - Ceratophysella Springtail found on fungus - Ceratophysella
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Collembola (Springtails and allies)
Order Poduromorpha
Family Hypogastruridae
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 also includes a monotypic Afrotropical family.(2)
Some Hypogastrura (generally bluish) and Ceratophysella (generally more purplish) species form conspicuous mass aggregations.