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Family Machilidae - Jumping Bristletails

Bristletail Bristletail IMG_0743 - Petrobius brevistylus Immature Petridiobius arcticus, dorsal habitus - Petridiobius arcticus Machilidae - Pedetontus submutans Bristletail IMG_2039 - Trigoniophthalmus alternatus  Bristletail Trigoniophthalmus alternatus Machilidae: Petridiobius - Petridiobius
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Microcoryphia (Bristletails)
Family Machilidae (Jumping Bristletails)
mu-KILL-uh-DEE (mə 'kĭl ə 'dē)
Explanation of Names
Machilidae Grassi 1888
24 spp. in 9 genera of 2 subfamilies in our area(1), ~250 spp. in 26 genera worldwide[Cite:]