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Species Willowsia platani

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Collembola (Springtails and allies)
Order Entomobryomorpha (Elongate-bodied Springtails)
Superfamily Entomobryoidea
Family Entomobryidae (Slender Springtails)
Subfamily Willowsiinae
Genus Willowsia
Species platani (Willowsia platani)
Range
native to Europe, recently found in CA
Remarks
The shiny, metallic appearance is caused by the iridisation effects in the many microscopic small translucent scales the body of Willowsia is covered with. (comment by Frans Janssens)