Delved into the wonderful world of Collembola (springtails) today, bouncing around in my garden leaf litter. Here's a selection of what I found. Identifications have kindly been provided by Alan Outen. (Species 4 remains unidentified). Click any photo for larger view.
Species 1: Orchesella cincta
Species 2: Entomobrya intermedia
Species 3: Tomocerus vulgaris
Species 5: Orchesella villosa
Species 6: Pogonognathellus longicornis
One of the above species (I think), showing the spring tail.
My favourite globular species will be in the next post...