Order: Collembola (Springtails)
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Springtail Seira sp. (family: Entomobryidae) feeding on fungus on tree.
Collembolans are tiny insects that usually live in moist situations such as leaf
litter. They have a special springing organ folded under their body that when released
sends them shooting up into the air.
- Superfamily: Poduroidea
- Superfamily: Entomobryoidea
Christiansen, K. 1992. Springtails. The Kansas School Naturalist 39(1): 3-16.
Skaife, S.H. 1979. African Insect Life. Struik, Cape Town, pp. 30-31.