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Genus Folsomia

.Elongate-bodied Springtail - Isotomidae - Folsomia prima Collembola - Folsomia Springtail - Folsomia regularis Unkown Springtails in Subterranean Termite Colony - Folsomia Larvae breeding in water reservoir - Folsomia Larvae breeding in water reservoir - Folsomia Folsomia sp. - Folsomia Folsomia sp. - Folsomia
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Collembola (Springtails and allies)
Order Entomobryomorpha (Elongate-bodied Springtails)
Family Isotomidae
Subfamily Proisotominae
Genus Folsomia
Explanation of Names
Named for Justus Folsom
Numbers
Nearctica lists 28 species
Identification
Abdominal segments 4 to 6 fused
Remarks
"Folsomia candida Willem 1902 is a common and widespread arthropod that occurs in soils throughout the world. The species is parthenogenetic and is easy to maintain in the laboratory on a diet of granulated dry yeast. F. candida has been used as a "standard" test organism for more than 40 years for estimating the effects of pesticides and environmental pollutants on nontarget soil arthropods."

-- Folsomia candida (Collembola): a "standard" soil arthropod, M.T. Fountain and S.P. Hopkin, Annu Rev Entomol. 2005;50:201-22.