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young springtail - Isotomurus tricolor

young springtail - Isotomurus tricolor
Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
November 30, 2006
Size: 1.2mm

Thanks Frans. That's another new species.

Isotomurus tricolor
A juvenile specimen.

Frans, thanks for pointing that out. Someday I might remember what to look for:-)

Family Isotomidae
Hi Tom. In Entomobryidae, the 4th abdominal segment is very long and longest compared to the other abdominal segments. In Isotomidae, the abdominal segments are more or less equal, such as in this specimen.

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