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Springtail Animal

Springtail Animal such as Orchesella cincta from the Northern Hemisphere often occur in concealed, damp places and on the surface of ponds. They feed on decomposing organic matter, and some use their biting mouthparts to feed on living plants. Size: 0.1 in (2.5 mm).

Springtail Animal Facts:

Common name: Springtails

Class: Collembola

Subphylum: Hexapoda 

Number of species: More than 8,000 (677 US)

Size: From less than 0.04 in (1 mm) to 0.5 in (12 mm)

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Key features: Body soft, rounded to elongate in shape; may be pure white, variably colored, or metallic; mouthparts long and positioned inside head, can be pushed out to feed; eyes poorly developed; 3 pairs of walking legs, wings absent, abdomen has only 6 segments and in most species carries a jumping structure, the furcula

Habits: Prefer to stay out of sight in dark, damp places where food is present, e.g, under stones, in rotting wood, in compost heaps, in leaf litter, in the soil, in caves, and in ant and termite nests, some species are day active on plants

Breeding: Males deposit spermatophores for females to pick up, courtship known in some species

Diet: Decaying vegetable matter, including fungi

Habitat: Found in all kinds of habitat as long as it is moist, some species live on the surface of water, even the sea

Distribution: worldwide, even on the surface of snowfields

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