Friday, March 31, 2006

Bristly springtail

From time to time I tap the teasel head that lies in Mice & Red over my net and a variety of invertebrates fall out. Yesterday there were a couple of flea beetles and a bristly springtail, Neanura muscorum (see above). This is a common and widespread species, though little recorded in Sussex and not one I have seen before in the metre quadrat.

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