Apterygota
(Primitively Wingless Insects)

from Orange County, California

Photographed and compiled by Peter J. Bryant (pjbryant@uci.edu
Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, 
University of California, Irvine, CA 92697
and Ron Hemberger

Collembola (Springtails) (Sometimes classified separately from the Insects. See Checklist of the Collembola of the World)

Order Entomobryomorpha

Entomobrya atrocincta

Entomobrya multifasciata

Entomobrya unostrigata

Isotoma viridis

Unidentified
Order Poduromorpha Order Poduromorpha, Family Hypogastruridae   Order Symphypleona (Globular Springtails)

Poduromorpha

Ceratophysella sp.

Video of white Poduromorph.

In soil at Laguna Beach, Orange
County, CA. 2-19-09. © Peter J. Bryant

 
Order Microcoryphia,
Family Machilidae (Bristletails)
Order Thysanura, Family Lepismatidae (Firebrats and Silverfish)

Bristletail,
Trigoniophthalmus alternatus

Bristletail

Common Silverfish,
Lepisma saccharina

Gray Silverfish,
Ctenolepisma longicaudata

Firebrat,
Thermobia domestica