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Photo#481717
Globular springtail on snow - Dicyrtoma aurata

Globular springtail on snow - Dicyrtoma aurata
Pelham, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
December 23, 2010

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Globular springtail on snow - Dicyrtoma aurata Globular springtail on snow - Dicyrtoma aurata

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Thanks--what distinguishes this from Ptenothrix unicolor?

 
Ptenothrix versus Dicyrtoma
In dorsal aspect look at the small abdomen (abd.5-6):
in Ptenothrix the small abdomen is distinctly visible and pointed backwards
in Dicyrtoma the small abdomen is not/hardly visible and pointed downwards

Good to point this out. The specimen of Tom is indeed also Dicyrtoma aurata.

Dicyrtoma aurata

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