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Species Hypogastrura harveyi

Springtail - Hypogastrura harveyi Springtail - Hypogastrura harveyi springtail - Hypogastrura harveyi Snow Flea - Hypogastrura harveyi Snow flea spines - Hypogastrura harveyi Snow flea face - Hypogastrura harveyi Unknown Snow Flea  - Hypogastrura harveyi Tiny black insects - Hypogastrura harveyi
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Collembola (Springtails and allies)
Order Poduromorpha
Family Hypogastruridae
Genus Hypogastrura
Species harveyi (Hypogastrura harveyi)
Other Common Names
Snow flea
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Achorutes harveyi Folsom 1902
Identification
1+1 setae on the 'area verticalis' of the head
long anal spines
long setae on the posterior margin of the 4th and 5th abdominal segments.
long antennae, a bit longer then the head diagonal
knobbed basal antennal segments, followed by 2 tubular antennal segments.
-- Frans Janssens
Range
Nearctic
Food
Microorganisms and fungi in surface film
Remarks
Very cold resistant. Found on snow. The antifreeze protein has been synthesized. It is rich in glycine.
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