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Collembola - Pseudosinella

Collembola - Pseudosinella
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
November 22, 2008
Size: ~1mm

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Moved from Lepidocyrtus.

Moved from Dicyrtomina ornata.

Ooops! My bad....haven't had my morning coffee yet :^P

Moved from Lepidocyrtus.

Pseudosinella sexoculata
Changed my mind after realising the ocular patches are kind of split into 2 distinctly separate smaller patches. The best match then is P. sexoculata. But it still remains an educated guess...
Pseudosinella is closely related to Lepidocyrtus. It is relatively easily distinguished based on microscopically characters (such as the shape of the teeth of the large claw) but macroscopically both genera do look alike...

P. sexoculata
I will have to ask for a new guide page for this. There are no images yet in the guide. I have more images to post if needed to confirm ID.

If you have more detailed close-ups ...
of the eyepatches, feel free to upload them.

Most of the other images...
show the little bug with its head down foraging. I have one image that might help, but I will go back to the same place in a couple of days and hopefully find another one to shoot at higher magnification.


Lepidocyrtus ...
possibly lignorum.


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