order Collembola

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Noun1.order Collembola - minute wingless arthropods: springtailsorder Collembola - minute wingless arthropods: springtails
animal order - the order of animals
class Hexapoda, class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta - insects; about five-sixths of all known animal species
collembolan, springtail - any of numerous minute wingless primitive insects possessing a special abdominal appendage that allows the characteristic nearly perpetual springing pattern; found in soil rich in organic debris or on the surface of snow or water
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Considering the above, its use could be done moderately, using soil as a filter medium and end of waste disposal, benefiting from the positive aspects resulting from this practice, however, not adversely affecting the order Collembola.
Comparing capture rate of sticky traps of different colors.--Because flies (Order Diptera) are not known to see red (Briscoe and Chittka, 2001) and springtails (Order Collembola) range from being blind to having poor color vision thus relying on olfaction (Bengtsson et al, 1991; Hedlund et al, 1995; Nilsson and Bengtsson, 2004; Fox et al., 2007; Auclerc el al., 2010), red coloration is not likely to attract these taxa.