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Dicyrtomina saundersi

…is a species of globular springtail that is native to the British Isles. Like other springtails this species often inhabits leaf litter and is often found under stones and logs. D.saundersi is a detritivore and will feed on decaying plant and animal material. Although it is widespread it is poorly researched and not much is known about its biology.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Collembola-Symphypleona-Dicyrtomidae-Dicyrtominae-Dicyrtomina-D.saundersi

Images: Andy Holt

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