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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