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Symphypleona - Vesicephalus occidentalis

Symphypleona - Vesicephalus occidentalis
Packwood, Lewis County, Washington, USA
December 28, 2018
Size: 3 mm
I did not see any photos in Bug Guide or collembola dot org with this kind of blank area of pigmentation for Vesicephalus occidentalis. I have found quite a few individuals here with this feature, with a range of how much area was blank. It is interesting that the macrosetae follicles become visible when the pigmentation is absent. On a lit cloth at night adjacent to mixed conifer and deciduous woodlot.

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Vesicephalus occidentalis
You are right, Bob, this is an interesting infraspecific colour variation.

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