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Species Orchesella villosa

Elongate-bodied Springtail - Orchesella villosa Orchesella villosa? - Orchesella villosa spring springtail - Orchesella villosa Springtail - Orchesella villosa Springtail? - Orchesella villosa Fuzzy springtail - Orchesella villosa Orchesella villosa Orchesella villosa
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 villosa (Orchesella villosa)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orchesella villosa Linnaeus, 1767
In dorsal view, note the two typically subsequent pigment 'bows' on abdominal segments 2 and 3
...a typical dweller of the surface litter layer
One of the larger Collembola in the USA