Plump Springtail
Mass migration
Ellura
Brown Globular Springtail
Dorsal
 
                      
Plump Springtail (Hypogastrura sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Springtails (Collembola)
Order: Plump Springtails (Poduromorpha)
Family: Plump Springtail (Poduromorpha)
Species: Plump Springtail (Hypogastrura sp)
This Photo:     Close Up

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) 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 © 2012-2022 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.