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Springtail - Pseudosinella violenta

Springtail - Pseudosinella violenta
Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
January 19, 2006
Size: 1mm

Thanks Frans, and Dr Christiansen.

Pseudosinella violenta, maybe
ID by Dr Kenneth Christiansen.

Thanks Frans!

Hi Tom. I have asked Jim to create the new genus page for his 3 pictures. Feel free to add your picture.

Hi Tom. The iridisation indicates the presence of tiny scales on its body. Therefore, it could be subfamily Lepidocyrtinae. If found in company with ants or termites, eg in ant or termite nest, it is family Cyphoderidae.

I found this under bark in th
I found this under bark in the winter when ants weren't active, so I couldn't say if it assaciated with them or not.
I've got a couple of new springtails to post soon. It's nice to have you going through these pictures.
Frans, thanks for all the springtail ID's again.

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