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Postby DocTaxon » Sun May 08, 2005 4:00 pm

Hello,

can somebody say me, what an order or family this photo shows?

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I don't really know this insect, I never saw such one. It only was 3-4 millimeters (0,12-0,16 inches) long, without the antennas.

The photo was taken today in a forest in Bavaria, Germany.

Thank you very much, Martin
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Postby Beetle » Wed May 11, 2005 10:51 pm

It`s definitely some Apterygota. By this poor pictures that I have in my books I would say it`s from the ordo Collembola. See if it have enthoganthic position of mouth, little scales along with the hairs on the body and most important it should have furcula (I hope that`s the way it`s called in english) (appendic on the abdomen wich allow them to jump). It`s in some of the followin families: Isotomidae (without little scales), Entomobryidae (with scales, 4th abdomenal segment bigger than 3rd) or Tomoceridae (long antenae, with scales; by the pictures I would say it`s that; they say that Tomocerus sp. is the commonest one in Europe).
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Postby Jelanen » Thu May 12, 2005 3:42 am

Um, yeah...what beetle said....

*goes back to the molecular and cell biology forums*

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Postby MrMistery » Thu May 12, 2005 8:40 pm

And I thought i knew a few things about the zoology of nevertebrates...
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Postby Inuyasha » Sat May 14, 2005 12:10 am

i can't see the picture
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Postby MrMistery » Sat May 14, 2005 7:07 pm

That site seems to say that there is no picture in their memory by that name. DocTaxon please check your link(and of course, by check i mean fix :evil: )
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Postby biostudent84 » Sun May 15, 2005 6:11 am

The link is now dead, but if anyone would like me to e-mail them a copy of the photograph, please contact me at "kkwendley[AT]biology-online[DOT]org. I have one of the pictures saved to my harddrive.
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