Meet the Collembola

The Springtails. Most people are not even aware these busy little arthropods even exist. Yet the springtails are extremely numerous in the soils of most gardens and a fascinating group of animals to observe under a stereo microscope.

Dicyrtomina saundersi – Family: Dicyrtomidae
Pogonognathellus flavescens – Family: Tomoceridae

Entomobrya nicoleti

Entomobrya nicoleti – Family: Entomobryidae

Proraphorura armata

Proraphorura armata – Family: Onychiuridae