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Collembola- Springtail.

Observed: 30th September 2010 By: nightflynightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebrates
30 Sept 10, Garve (36)
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nightfly's picture

Hi Jon, just googled

Hi Jon,

just googled Tomocerus and found a pic of a springtail which looks a lot more like mine than Collembola.

Thanks for the revision, I didnt realise there were different genus. Is that the case or is your ID just more specific than mine?

Cathal.

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Hi Cathal Collembola is the

Hi Cathal
Collembola is the group name for all springtails so your original id. was quite correct! Tomocerus are quite commonly encountered: they have a beautiful iridescence. Yours could be Tomocerus longicornis which has very long antennae.

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Thanks for refining it and

Thanks for refining it and educating me Jon. Interesting to read earlier, collembola are the most numerous animals in N. Europe (and probably further afield) with something like 250,000,000 per acre. Stands to reason I suppose, they're everywhere.

Cathal.

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The body is hairy like T.

The body is hairy like T. longicornis but antennae not curling back, cannot tell if legs are hairy.

Brock

Peter_JA_Shaw's picture

Tomocerus longicornis is now Pogonognathellus longicornis

This is a Tomocerus sensu latu but the tapering antIII suggests the subgenus Pogonognathellus.