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Order Poduromorpha

gray conk springtails Get it while it's hot! multicolored hypogastrurids - Ceratophysella Collembola Springtail - Vitronura giselae Springtail IMG_1839 Collembola Springtail
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Collembola (Springtails and allies)
Order Poduromorpha
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Poduromorpha Börner 1913
Numbers
_ spp. in 110 genera of 8 families in our area; worldwide, ~3,200 spp. in >320 genera of 11 families, arranged into 6 superfamilies (one monotypic superfamily restricted to w. Africa)(1)
Identification
Abdominal segmentation dorsally distinct. Prothoracic dorsal setae present. Prothoracic tergite distinct. Trunk always elongate(1).
In Poduromorpha, legs and antennae are typically short (long in Entomobryomorpha, except for some soil-dwelling forms). Check if the 1st thoracic segment is visible in dorsal view (sometimes hard to see): in Poduromorpha the segment is visible, in Entomobryomorpha, it isn't (of course, both have 3 thoracic segments, but in Entomobryomorpha the 1st thoracic tergite is reduced completely). (Comment by Frans Janssens.)
Range
worldwide and throughout NA(1)