Arachnids & Collembola

For the second day in a row I went hunting in the decaying wood and leaves.Β  This time I visited Ramsdown Nature Reserve near Hurn.

Today’s finds were some Collembola ( Springtails) and some Arachnids ( Mites, I think ).

For the first time I found a purple coloured globular springtail ( Symphyploeona ), here it is – the first I think really looks a bit sci-fi πŸ™‚

Darth Springtail
Canon EOS 760D (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Darth Springtail
Purple Globular Springtail
Canon EOS 760D (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Purple Globular Springtail

As well as this more common to me yellow and red version.

Arthropoda - Hexapoda - Collembola -Symphypleona - Dicyrtomidae
Canon EOS 760D (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Arthropoda – Hexapoda – Collembola -Symphypleona – Dicyrtomidae
Globby
Canon EOS 760D (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Globby

As well as the globular springtails, I also took this elongated-bodied (Entomobryomorpha) springtail.

Elongate-bodied Springtail - Entomobryomorpha
Canon EOS 760D (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Elongate-bodied Springtail – Entomobryomorpha

Onto the Arachnids – I found a couple of mites on a peice of bark.Β  Here they are.

Arachnid
Canon EOS 760D (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Arachnid
Mite on the March
Canon EOS 760D (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Mite on the March
Mighty Mites
Canon EOS 760D (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Mighty Mites

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