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Genus Dicyrtomina

springtail - Dicyrtomina minuta Globular Springtail - Dicyrtomina minuta Dicyrtomina ornata? - Dicyrtomina minuta globular springtail  - Dicyrtomina minuta TINY little bug! - Dicyrtomina Ptenothrix marmorata - Dicyrtomina minuta Dicyrtomina minuta forma ornata? - Dicyrtomina minuta springtail - 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