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Springtail

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springtail

(Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of small apterous insects belonging to the order thysanura.

They have two elastic caudal stylets which can be bent under the abdomen and then suddenly extended like a spring, thus enabling them to leap to a considerable distance. See Collembola, and podura.