White-spotted Hairy Springtail
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Ellura
Springtail
 
    
Springtail (Poduromorpha sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Springtails (Collembola)
Order: Springtails (Poduromorpha)
Family: Springtail (Poduromorpha)
Species: Springtail (Poduromorpha sp)

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
This is typically how you seem them. Swarms of thousands marching together.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
Not a true insect. They are small (up to 3mm) and have 6 legs, 2 stumpy feelers & 2 eyes (made up of 8 ocelli). Dark pink underneath with dark purple backs.

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 05-Jun-2012
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.