Paul Hebert: Collembola

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Taxonomic Identification

  • Order: Collembola
  • Family: Entomobryidae

Location of Collection

  • (33°59’03.87’’ N 84°00’20.37’’ W)

Shannon-Wiener H' Value

  • 1.388

Date of Collection

  • September 5-7, 2017

Rank Abundance

  • 1

Distinguishing Morphological Features

  • Body elongate
  • Abdomen distinctly segmented
  • Wingless
  • Forked structure on fourth or fifth abdominal segment
  • Collophore on first abdominal segment

Ecological/Public Health Importance

  • Decomposers; break down organic material in soil habitats
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