Class and Order - COLLEMBOLA
(Greek, kolla= glue; embolon= tail)
Common Name: springtails
Distribution: Cosmopolitan

Springtails are unlike any other organisms, and therefore difficult to misidentify to the order level. Their unique "spring-tail", the tube like collophore under the front part of the abdomen and the fused tibiotarsus are all distinguishing features of these tiny hexapods.

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