Sunday, 22 April 2018

Sminthurinus aureus

Sminthurinus aureus is a very common terrestrial springtails, less than 1mm long. As the names suggests, it has an overall golden colour with no clear banding. Sminthurinus aureus has the 'small abdomen' (the animal's "tail end") wholly fused, while other UK Sminthurinus have a visible division between segments 5 and 6. The fourth antennal segment (ant4) is not subdivided.

Sminthurinus aureus

Female:
Sminthurinus aureus

Sminthurinus aureus

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