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Species Orchesella celsa

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Classification
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)
Subfamily Orchesellinae
Genus Orchesella
Species celsa (Orchesella celsa)
Identification
The easiest character to distinguish celsa from cincta is the thin black middorsal line running from the metathoracic segment to the 3rd abdominal segment.
If present -> celsa
If absent -> cincta
As a secondary character (in case the middorsal line is not visible) check the antennae. In cincta there are distinct white bands present, in celsa they are absent or indistinct.
[comment by Frans Janssens]