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Springtail

Observed: 13th March 2011 By: HanjagueHanjague’s reputation in InvertebratesHanjague’s reputation in InvertebratesHanjague’s reputation in Invertebrates
Springtail
Description:

Found on rocks on shore above high tide mark. Compare with dead grass and heather for size.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Sea bristletail

Definitely Petrobius and probably P. maritimus the common, widespread UK species, but without a specimens and a microscope P. brevistylus maybe can't be ruled out. See http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesinformation.php?speciesID=4081

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.