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Collembola - What the heck are they?
"Well, I'll tell you, Collembola are very small six-legged arthropods that are found nearly everywhere on earth, but rarely noticed. See how many of these facts you know (or can guess) about Collembola."
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Which of the following best describes the taxonomic status of the Collembola?
Collembola are perhaps better known by their common name. What is it?
Collembola contain a few morphological structures that are unique in the animal kingdom. These structures are the:
cuticle, palpiger, mushroom body
mandible, ocelli, ytterbium
furcula, retinaculum, collophore
galea, cardo, staves
One species of springtail is a documented agricultural pest. What is it?
Oriental Rat Flea
Collembola are unlike other insect-like animals in the number of abdominal segment they possess. How many do they have?
With regard to collembola, what's so special about the Rhynie chert of Scotland?
Almost 90% of the world's springtails are found there.
The oldest terrestrial arthropod fossil ever found (of a springtail) was from there.
The first and only World Congress on Collembola was held there.
They are the only organism's that can digest Rhynie chert.
What scientific name was given to the oldest fossil known of a springtail?
One of these is not a family in the Collembola:
Which of these hexapod orders are the Collembola most closely related to?
Collembola have been inmplicated in cases of delusory parasitosis.
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