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Genus Cyphoderus

Springtail - Cyphoderus similis Collembola - Cyphoderus similis Might These Be Mites? - Cyphoderus similis Cyphoderus similis C. similis? Entomobryoidea - Cyphoderus similis Cyphoderus similis - AB - Cyphoderus similis Ant associated springtail - Cyphoderus similis Cyphoderus similis? - Cyphoderus similis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Collembola (Springtails and allies)
Order Entomobryomorpha (Elongate-bodied Springtails)
Superfamily Entomobryoidea
Family Paronellidae
Genus Cyphoderus
Explanation of Names
Author: Boerner, 1906
a single species in our area, >60 spp. worldwide(1)
Live largely below surface in association with ants.
our only member of the subfamily Cyphoderinae that includes ~130 spp. in 15 genera worldwide(1)