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Jumping bristletail Among the first insects on earth, the Archaeognatha are an order of apterygotes, known by various common names such as jumping bristletails. (Apterygota is sometimes applied to a subclass of small, wingless, agile insects). <br />
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The body has a distinctive hump over the thorax. <br />
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Jumping bristletail

Among the first insects on earth, the Archaeognatha are an order of apterygotes, known by various common names such as jumping bristletails. (Apterygota is sometimes applied to a subclass of small, wingless, agile insects).

The body has a distinctive hump over the thorax.

Body length 20 mm

    comments (4)

  1. A truly remarkable order. Out of 6,782 insect species we managed to document, only 3 are jumping bristletails:
    https://www.jungledragon.com/wildlife/photos/animalia/arthropoda/insecta/archaeognatha
    Posted one month ago
  2. Wonderful find, Ruth!! Bristletails are so cool! Posted one month ago
    1. I saw the movement, came closer and had no idea what this was Christine. First time seeing this intriguing little life form. So off I went once again - as Mother Nature so often sees me doing - researching and reading. Posted one month ago
      1. I have never seen one in nature! You are quite lucky! Posted one month ago

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Uploaded Jul 6, 2020. Captured Sep 28, 2015 10:37 in 440 State Rte 1059, Finleyville, PA 15332, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/3.5
  • 1/197s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm