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Photo#63777
Whazzit? - Pogonognathellus elongatus

Whazzit? - Pogonognathellus elongatus
Near Ruraldale, Upshur County, West Virginia, USA
July 13, 2006
Size: 5.5mm
Leaving off the antennae to give a closer look at the rest.

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Whazzit? - Pogonognathellus elongatus Whazzit? - Pogonognathellus elongatus

Moved
Moved from Pogonognathellus.

P. elongatus
Hi Stephen. Could you create the elongatus page, pls. There are more elongatus lookalike images in the pipe line...

Moved
Moved from Tomocerus.

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Family Tomoceridae, Genus Tomocerus
Hi Stephen and Jim. Indeed Tomoceridae are giants among the Collembola. Body length can be up to 6 mm. The long antennae are characteristic for the members of the family Tomoceridae.

 
Thank-you
Thank-you Frans, I really value your expertise! It is nice to be able to put a genus name on this one.

Springtail
Put it in the Collembolla section and maybe Frans Janssen of Collembola.org will spot it there and get it to genus for you.

 
Springtail
Thanks, Jim. I had thought of Elongate Springtails but thought 5.5 mm was beyond their upward limit for size. In fact, add on the antennae and this guy was a giant! Moving to Arthropleona.

 
It would have been exciting to find it
for me, that is. The springtail, who knows? ;-)

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