Springtails

Springtail. Photo credit: Extension Entomology, Texas A&M University

Photo credit: Extension Entomology, Texas A&M University

Springtails

Scientific name:
(Order: Collembola)

Facts: This order contains small (usually under 2 mm), soft-bodied insects that leap using an appendage on the end of the abdomen. They prefer moist habitats. One species the water springtail, Podura aquatica, is grayish and can build up in high numbers locally.

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