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Species Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus

Cute Glob - Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus Globular Springtail - Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus Two-spotted springtail - Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus Collembola - Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus? - Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus Unknown - Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus?? - Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus Globular springtail - Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Collembola (Springtails and allies)
Order Symphypleona (Globular Springtails)
Superfamily Katiannoidea
Family Katiannidae
Genus Sminthurinus
Species quadrimaculatus (Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus)
In forma bimaculatus, two separate white 'eyebrows' are distinctly visible.
In forma bipunctatus, the white eyebrows are interconnected forming a kind of white forehead.
[comment by Frans Janssens]