Collembola


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Collembola

an order of small primitive wingless insects comprising the springtails, most of which possess a springing organ (furcula). They live in soil and leaf litter. see VENTRAL TUBE.
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(2000) Spider predation on forest-floor Collembola and evidence for indirect effects on decomposition.
Among a world fauna of Collembola, the subfamily Neanurinae are the most species rich and defined by the characteristic arrangement and number of sensilla on the 4th antennal segment (Deharveng 1983).
Effects of a mycophagous Collembola on the symbioses between Trifolium subterraneum and three arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.
Among the organisms belonging to mesofauna, the Collembola and Acarina groups have received special attention as biological indicators, as they are extremely sensitive individuals, allowing a quick manifestation of environmental changes consequences in their populations (COLEMAN & HENDRIX, 2000).
In control plants we found trophic diversity, including predators, detritivorous, micophagous and phytophagous species (XenyUa grisea, Sminthurinus (fuadrimaculatus (Collembola), Cryptostigmata and Mesostigmata mites).
Acari, Collembola, Coleoptera y Hemiptera, fueron los ordenes con mayores valores de abundancia en las tres areas.
The order Coleoptera showed the highest family richness (12), followed by the orders Diptera and Hemiptera (5), Hymenoptera and Orthoptera (3) and Collembola (2).
These data do not include known introduced species or Collembola (>20,000 springtails were captured).
Solos florestais propiciam boas condicoes para o desenvolvimento e estabelecimento da fauna edafica, principalmente pela deposicao de serrapilheira, onde os grupos edaficos comumente encontrados em florestas naturais sao: Hymenoptera, Collembola, Coleoptera e Isoptera (MOCO et al., 2005; FERREIRA e MARQUES, 1998; SILVA et al., 2011).
In contrast, ablation reduced the number of Collembola captured to just 29% of what was found in the other two treatments (interaction of taxa and treatment after square root transformation: [F.sub.10,480] = 2.761, P = 0.003).
Copepoda and Diptera were particularly common in the diet of larvae, whereas Arachnida, Diptera, Collembola, and Coleoptera were more common in the diet of post-metamorphs.