Collembola

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