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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

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Genus Seira

springtail - Seira purpurea black & white springtail - Seira dollfusi Arthropleona - Seira spring tail ? - Seira bipunctata Unknown Collembolan - Seira brasiliana Springtail - Seira Entomobryid - Seira Seira bipunctata ? - Seira bipunctata
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Collembola (Springtails and allies)
Order Entomobryomorpha (Elongate-bodied Springtails)
Superfamily Entomobryoidea
Family Entomobryidae (Slender Springtails)
Genus Seira
Explanation of Names
Seira Lubbock, 1869
?7 spp. in our area, ~200 spp. worldwide(1)
most of the world; throughout NA(1)
a member of the cosmopolitan subfamily Seirinae, that includes 265 spp. in 5 genera worldwide, 2 genera in NA (Lepidosira present in in w. NA, the rest of the genera Oriental/Australasian)(1)