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Family Neanuridae

bumpy gray springtail - Neanura muscorum springtail - Neanura muscorum springtail - Pseudachorutes Neanura? - Morulina crassa Springtail - Morulodes serratus Neanurinae Collembola - Morulina Collembola - Morulina
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Collembola (Springtails and allies)
Order Poduromorpha
Superfamily Neanuroidea
Family Neanuridae
_ spp. in 36 genera of 4 subfamilies in our area; worldwide, ~1,420 spp. in >160 genera of 6 subfamilies (one small subfamily restricted to SE Asia & Australia)(1)
worldwide and throughout NA(1)
some on marine beaches (intertidal)(2)
Some possess chemical defenses and advertise them with bright aposematic colors.
Works Cited
1.Checklist of the Collembola
2.Aquatic Insects of North America
R. W. Merritt, K. W. Cummins, M.B. Berg. 2008. Kendall/Hunt.