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Jumping Bristletail

Archaeognatha

Description:

Jumping bristletails are mostly grey in color and are usually no longer than 3/4 inch in length. They do not have wings, they have long segmented antennae, and they have 3 cerci coming out of the end of the abdomen. By tucking in their legs and slapping their flexible abdomen against the floor, Jumping Bristletails can hurl themselves several inches into the air.into the air.

Habitat:

They can live in grassy or wooded areas, and are often found under leaves, bark, or stones.


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Union County Early College
Spotted by a student at Union County Early College

Monroe, North Carolina, USA

Lat: 34.99, Long: -80.55

Spotted on Apr 16, 2015
Submitted on Apr 16, 2015

Spotted for mission

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