Hi, I'm Andrew and I’m just a simple 19 year old guy and zoology student that posts random factoids about obscure animals and general animal science/zoology/biology stuff so if you like animals this is the place for you, if you only like cute animals this is not the place for you… Also I can ID any animals you might need identified (just submit them to me).

Disclamer: none of the pictures are mine unless stated

Family Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

Image: Erikwlyon

 

Dicyrtomina saundersi

…is a species of globular springtail that is native to the British Isles. Like other springtails this species often inhabits leaf litter and is often found under stones and logs. D.saundersi is a detritivore and will feed on decaying plant and animal material. Although it is widespread it is poorly researched and not much is known about its biology.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Collembola-Symphypleona-Dicyrtomidae-Dicyrtominae-Dicyrtomina-D.saundersi

Images: Andy Holt

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