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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Hypogastruridae

Springtail - Hypogastrura harveyi Collembola - Ceratophysella gibbosa Hypogastruridae Hypogastrura sp. possibly harveyi?  - Hypogastrura Pinkish Springtails - Ceratophysella Hypogastruridae 8 Hypogastruridae? - Ceratophysella SBBG-SCL-TIC_006082 - Hypogastrura
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Collembola (Springtails and allies)
Order Poduromorpha
Family Hypogastruridae
~150 spp.(1) in 20 genera in our area, close to 700 spp. in ~40 genera worldwide(2)
worldwide and throughout NA(2)
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.