Cristina Garcia: Collembolla

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Collembola Species A

Class: Entognatha

Order: Collembola

Distinguishing morphological characters:

  • Wingless
  • 6 or fewer segments
  • Tube-like structure (collophore) on center of first abdominal sternum
  • Usually has forked structure (furcula) on 4th or 5th abdominal sterna

Collection site: George Pierce Park (upstream), Gwinnett County

Shannon-Wiener H’ value associated with collection site: 2.86489530810314

Abundance Rank: 4/140

Ecological and Economic Importance:

  • Decomposers
  • Pest

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