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Photo#90801
Globular Springtail - Dicyrtomina minuta

Globular Springtail - Dicyrtomina minuta
Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
December 23, 2006
Size: 1.6mm

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Globular Springtail - Dicyrtomina minuta Globular Springtail - Dicyrtomina minuta

Moved
Moved from Dicyrtomina ornata.

Moved
Frans, I'll try to find some more of these, and if I do, I'll email you for instructions.

Dicyrtomina ornata
Good find! But this is a taxonomically can of worms... D. ornata has not yet been reported from the USA. It is a common species in Europe. In the USA this species has been called D. variabilis, due to its variable colour pattern. But this name has been synonymised with D. minuta... Jim recently found this species as well. I have asked him to collect some specimens and to send them to a US taxonomist for proper ID. If you are also prepared to collect some adult specimens, contact me by email and I will tell you how to proceed further.