No Common Name Sinentomon yoroi

SPECIES ACCOUNT

Physical characteristics: The body is very spiny. The larvae (LARvee) have rows of small hairlike bristles on top of some of their abdominal segments.

Geographic range: This species lives in Japan.

Habitat: They live among the roots of bamboo on steep slopes with little leaf litter.

Diet: Nothing is known.

Behavior and reproduction: Nothing is known.

Sinetomon yoroi and people: The activities of this species are not known to affect people directly.

Conservation status: The species is not endangered or threatened. ■

FOR MORE INFORMATION Books:

Tavolacci, J., ed. Insects and Spiders of the World. Vol. 7, Owlet Moth-Scorpion. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 2003.

Wooten, Anthony. Insects of the World. New York: Blanford Press, 1984.

Web sites:

"Insects and Their Allies: Protura." CSIRO Entomology. http://www.ento.csiro.au/education/hexapods/ protura.html (accessed on August 30, 2004).

McLaughlin, Kari. "Protura." Discover Life. http://www.discoverlife.org/ nh/tx/Insecta/Protura/ (accessed on August 30, 2004).

Sinentomon yoroi live among the roots of bamboo on steep slopes with little leaf litter. (Illustration by John Megahan. Reproduced by permission.)

SPRINGTAILS Collembola

Class: Hexapoda

Order: Goiiemboia

Number of families: 20 families

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