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By Stephen P. Hopkin

This accomplished paintings is the 1st single-volume booklet of the 20 th century to check the biology of this significant crew of bugs. As common terrestrial animals, the springtails, order Collembola, are vital symptoms of environmental toxins. incorporated during this textual content is a whole record of Collembola genera including greater than 2,500 references in addition to the discussions of springtail habit, body structure and evolution.

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