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Genus Dicyrtomina

springtail - Dicyrtomina minuta Dicyrtomina? - Dicyrtomina minuta springtail - Dicyrtomina minuta Very Tiny Bug - Dicyrtomina minuta - female Globular Springtail - Dicyrtomina minuta - female Dicyrtomina minuta? - Dicyrtomina minuta Globular Springtail - Dicyrtomina minuta Ptenothrix? - Dicyrtomina minuta
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Collembola (Springtails and allies)
Order Symphypleona (Globular Springtails)
Family Dicyrtomidae
Subfamily Dicyrtominae
Genus Dicyrtomina
To distinguish Dicyrtomina from Ptenothrix check the middorsal markings. In Dicyrtomina there is almost always a kind of cross-like light pigmentation middorsally. In Ptenothrix the middorsal pigmentation is more variable.
… Frans Janssens, 13 January, 2009