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Family Machilidae - Jumping Bristletails

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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:]