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Elongate-bodied Springtail - Entomobrya intermedia

Elongate-bodied Springtail - Entomobrya intermedia
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
December 25, 2006
Size: 2mm
I found this one one the North side of the house on the brickwork of my windowsill. It had just rained and then the sun came out.

Moved from Entomobrya.

Possibly E. intermedia
See comments under: made by Frans Janssens.

Entomobrya intermedia
is the most probable ID. Given you have found these specimens in the same population as the other more sure IDs of E. intermedia. IMHO, you can put all these Entomobrya specimens under E. intermedia.
E. intermedia is typically pigmented with a W-shape at the anterior part of the 4th abdominal segment (in front of the the 2 parallel lines). In some specimens the inner part of the W-shape (the inverted V) is more faint. This is common in juveniles.

Thank you.
Except for the photo of the ones on rotten wood, these were all within 2 meters of each other.


New one
This looks like a new species for bugguide, Cheryl.

Frans Janssens already looked at my photos on Flickr and ID'd most of them. I'll be adding that info presently...I got pretty lucky yesterday with my photos!

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