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Photo#1643188
Possibly a Collembolan?

Possibly a Collembolan?
Naples , Collier County, Florida, USA
December 4, 2018
Size: 4.5 mm without furcula
This arthropod was removed from the stomach contents of a cane toad and originally thought to be a dermapteran with very long cerci, but "metrioptera", a contributing editor thought it looked more like a springtail. It's much larger that other collembolans I have found. Next it was sent to the collembolan expert who said it was not a collembolan. He suspected it might be a beetle larva. Unfortunately the antenna and legs are broken off, but the cerci/urogomphi? are intact, very long, and do not appear to have segments. The larva itself appears to have 13 segments.

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Not Collembola but insect larva
Note more than 9 body segments. The furca looks like cerci to me.
Check the attachment of the cerci/furca : in Collembola ventrally on abd.4. In Insecta terminally on last body segment.

 
Thank you,
Frans. I didn't think it looked like a collembolan and you are definitely the expert. I've been doing a bit of searching and think it might be a Carabid (Bombardier) larva… Genus Galerita. What do you and others think?


 
Sorry
but I cannot help you with this one...

 
Thank
you for helping me eliminate the springtails as a possible ID. I appreciate all of the help!

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