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Elongate-bodied Springtail - Tomocerus minor

Elongate-bodied Springtail - Tomocerus minor
Ballston Lake, Saratoga County, New York, USA
November 23, 2010
Under bark of white pine log. ID help appreciated.


Tomocerus minor
Note the subcylindrical 3rd antennal segment.
Colours in Tomoceridae are difficult to use for IDs. Given the iridisation effects of the scale cover, the colour seen depends strongly from environmental light conditions.

Moved from ID Request. Our expert comments on images here.

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Frans Janssens added an explanation in that node.
Beware that I am not en expert!

Thanks, Marie.
It looks like it could be Tomocerus, but the coloration is a bit different than the two species that are shown.

Sorry, my mistake
I meant to post this:

this is the node with Frans Janssens comment that rather points to Pogonognathellus. The coloration of the critter depicted depends on the lighting used to take the picture. The above mentioned is my own posting and it shows the Tomocerus black in natural light, and brow iridescent with flash.

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