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Compendium Spot ID Tutorials Labs Glossary NC Pests

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Collembola

Springtails

The name Collembola, derived from the Greek "coll" meaning glue and "embol" meaning a wedge, refers to a peg-shaped structure, the collophore, on the underside of the first abdominal segment.  The collophore was once thought to function as an adhesive organ.