Kimberly Stanley - Collembola
Specimen #: 1
Collectors: Cole H, Nandy B, Emma L, & Kimberly S
Date of Collection: August 23, 2018
Location: Environmental Heritage Center - Upstream (34º03'35.2 N. 84º00'08.8 W)
Species Abundance: 8
Rank Abundance: 4
Shannon-Wiener H' Value: 3.325647567
Distinguishing Morphological Features:
- 3-6 segmented thorax, each with its own jointed legs
- Head with antenna 4-6 segments
- Forked like tail (furcula) used for jumping
- 1-6mm in length
Ecological and Economic / Public Importance:
- They are decomposers.
- They breakdown and recycle waste.
- Found mostly in the soil around roots, protecting the plant roots from fungi and bacteria.