Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Neanuridae

.Collembola - Vitronura giselae? - Vitronura giselae Orange Springtail - Vitronura giselae Springtail Springtail Species ID Request Collembola - Pseudachorutes Anurida maritima Moonstone Springtail 2 - Morulina Neanurid - Morulina
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Collembola (Springtails and allies)
Order Poduromorpha
Superfamily Neanuroidea
Family Neanuridae
Numbers
_ 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)
Range
worldwide and throughout NA(1)
Habitat
some on marine beaches (intertidal)(2)
Remarks
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.