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Photo#372651
springtail

springtail
Kunkletown, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, USA
February 21, 2010
This, along with several other springtails, were swirling around in a woodland seep. This guy caught onto a leaf and crawled on.

Moved
Moved from Poduromorpha.

Hypogastruridae
Note the specimen is preparing for a jump: it begins to eject its 3 anal vesicles. These anal vesicles are characteristic to Hypogastruridae and are quite sticky. They serve one purpose: when the specimen lands after a jump it sticks immediately to the substrate iso bouncing around...
A quite rare action shot!

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