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Springtail

Observed: 2nd February 2011 By: andyk
London Natural History Society
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springtail - lateral view
springtail - head with ocelli x8
Springtail - ventral with view of furca (springing organs)
springtail - antennae
springtail - dorsal view to show pattern
Description:

A large springtail extracted from old, semi-dry, cattle dung on chalk grassland.

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Fabulous images! Macro?

Fabulous images! Macro? Micro?

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

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Microscope

Jonathan,

Microscope with digital imaging package (only 3 MB, unfortunately).

Andy Keay