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Photo#381100
springtail - Desoria gelida

springtail - Desoria gelida
Woodford, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
April 1, 2010
Size: 1.9mm
Found in leaf litter near a stream.

Moved
Moved from Isotoma viridis.
I never noticed that difference between these 2 genus. Frans, thanks for catching that. This gives us a new species for the guide!

Desoria gelida
given the distinct markings on the head.
To distinguish Isotoma from Desoria:
Isotoma has distinctly long macrosetae on all body segments.
Desoria lacks distinctly long macrosetae.

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