Collembola (Springtails)
Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Hexapoda
Class Entognatha
Order Collembola
  • Organisms were collected in large swarms that masked the surface of a vernal pool. Their jumping structure or furcula is folded under the abdomen and when released, springs backwards, thrusting the Colleboma several centimeters into the air.

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