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Springtail - Dicyrtoma

Springtail - Dicyrtoma
Cowichan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
January 18, 2013
Size: ~1.7mm body length
Found and photographed on a fallen leaf. There were a bunch of Dicyrtomina minuta forma saundersi milling about nearby, but this looks more like a Ptenothrix to me with the lack of a middorsal cross? Haven't seen one with green legs before. So cute!

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Dicyrtoma sp.
Do you have a butt shot?
Note the number of unpair facial setae = more than 2 (see 3rd pic) (this excludes Ptenothrix). The claws do not seem to have a tunica (this excludes Dicyrtomina).

Thanks for the clarification and explanation! Sorry, no butt shot this time. I'll try and find another one of these next week when I'm in the same area.

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