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 Entomobryomorpha -- ID request - Entomobrya atrocincta - female

Entomobryomorpha -- ID request - Entomobrya atrocincta - Female
Galleria area, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
April 5, 2012
Size: < 1 mm BL
Wondering if it's possible to get past order with this image. Not sure if it's an adult or not.

Moved from Entomobrya nr nigrocincta.

For the rationale behind this move, please see the discussion under the image below:

Thanks, Ken and Frans!
and Merry Christmas to both of you!

Moved from Springtails and allies.

I'll gladly settle for getting the genus right. :)

A Merry Xmas to you, too!

Entomobrya atrocincta, female
Close, Ken!
Entomobrya atrocincta is a dimorph species. The sexes look completely different. The female matches E. multifasciata. The difference is the colour of the mesothorax. In E. atrocincta, both males and females have a white mesothorax. The mesothorax is the 1st dorsally visible thoracic segment in Entomobryomorpha. In E. multifasciata the mesothorax is yellow, as the other body segments.

Merry Xmas!

You could try...
Frans' key, here.

I'm thinking Entomobryidae--maybe something in/near Entomobrya:

I'll be interested to learn if I'm anywhere close. :)

Looks very close
if not right on the money! Thanks for the link to the key, as well.


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