Most springtails are without air-tubes, and breathe through the general cuticle of the body.
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The most common arthropods in the nests were mites (parasitic, predaceous, and free-living) and springtails.
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View full size Rocky Cookus, Portland State University A springtail ( Folsomia candida ) in patch of moss ( Ceratodon purpureus ).
A new study from Portland State University shows that mosses produce sex-specific scent compounds that attract the springtail to carry sperm cells from male moss to female moss.
They usually have a furca, or a tail used to spring away from danger, hence the name "springtails".
Springtails, with insects , spiders, crabs and other buglike creatures, make up a joint-legged group known as the arthropods.
HOUSE WRENS are feisty critters, very territorial and dedicated to protecting their nest and the associated habitats where they eat insects and spiders, including beetles, caterpillars, earwigs, flies, leafhoppers and springtails.