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Immature male Entomobrya atrocincta - Entomobrya atrocincta - male

Immature male Entomobrya atrocincta - Entomobrya atrocincta - Male
Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
December 11, 2011
Size: ~2-3mm
I found several of these springtails, both males and females, under the bark of a rotten log.

Images of this individual: tag all
Immature male Entomobrya atrocincta - Entomobrya atrocincta - male Immature male Entomobrya atrocincta - Entomobrya atrocincta - male

Moved from Entomobrya nr nigrocincta.

For the rationale behind this move, please see the discussion under the image below:

Entomobrya atrocincta, immature male
Dear Ken, I have a favour to ask.
Currently, all pics of E. atrocincta are labeled with their sex. In the set of pictures of males we can now differentiate between adult males (with black bands) and immature males (without black bands). Could you add this info to the labels, pls. In other words, change the labels of 'male' specimens to 'immature male' or 'adult male'.
In summary:
immature males lack black band
adult males have black band

I'll gladly do that, Frans...
...but I'm not quite sure how best to go about it. I can easily go through and check "adult" or "immature" on each male specimen. That will enable searching on those criteria, but it's not going to display on the images themselves. If you want people to be able to look at a pic and know that it's an adult or an immature, I'll have to come up with some other way of displaying that information.

I think it should be easy though...
If you hover your mousepointer over an image, a label is displayed showing the name of the species inclusive its sex.
I have no idea how these labels are generated, but I guess you will know ;-)
So if one searches for Entomobrya atrocincta, one only have to move the mousepointer over the images to figure out what sex they are/have.

Actually, no...
The labels that appear when one hovers over an image consist of the contributor's image title along with the genus/species names and the sex. The latter two pieces of information are system generated, and can't be changed by editors. About all that's left is to change is the contributor's title, and I'm somewhat reluctant to do that. Perhaps I'll seek the counsel of my fellow editors on this one. :)

I don't know how...
... you generate the mouseover captions, but if the species name and sex are system generated, I bet there's a way to do the same for immature vs. adult. Or at least as long as the image has the box checked for adult or immature.

I'm sure it's possible...
...but not, I think, as things are currently configured (at least without editing contributors' titles). I suspect the computer folks would need to get involved. And it might be that this capability is already being built into BugGuide 2.0.

Nice images, but please crop.
You can click on "edit" and simply upload a cropped version. It will replace the current image.


Sorry about that.
I wasn't sure how close to crop the photos, but I'll make sure they are close from now on.

Not a problem.
They're lookin' good now. :)

I have photos of females and juveniles that I found at the same spot. Should I add them to this post, or create a new one?

Linking is reserved
for images of the same individual, so start a different post for each specimen. You can cross-reference the different individuals by using thumb tags in the "remarks" section. If you need help doing that, just let me know.

Thanks again
I think I'm starting to get the hang of this :)

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