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globular springtail  - Dicyrtomina minuta

globular springtail - Dicyrtomina minuta
Morse Wildlife Preserve, Pierce County, Washington, USA
February 7, 2010
Size: around 3 mm
Found on the lookout, there were a few up on the railing at the top, but many more at the base.

Moved from Dicyrtomina ornata.

Moved from Ptenothrix. Thanks Frans.

Dicyrtomina ornata
Technically speaking, North American specimens should be called
Dicyrtomina minuta forma ornata, given D. ornata is currently not (yet) accepted as valid species, but lumped together with D. minuta.

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