Common name: Springtails
Class: Insecta
Order: Collembola
Ecological niche: Scavengers
Distinguishing characteristics: A unique, tube-like structure,
the collophore, is located ventrally on the first abdominal
segment of most species.  Springtails are named for the
forked jumping organ (the furcula) found on their fourth
abdominal segment.

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