Springtail
Ellura
Brown Globular Springtail
Dorsal
 
    
Springtail (Hypogastrura sp)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Ametabolous Arthropod (Entognatha)
Order: Springtail (Collembola)
Family: Springtail (Hypogastruridae)
Species: Springtail (Hypogastrura sp)

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee) & in the Adelaide Hills
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