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                                       Subclass: Monocondylia,

                          Order:  Archaeognatha (Microcoryphia)

                                          (Jumping Bristletails)





1.  Incomplete (simple) metamorphosis

2.  Chewing mouthparts

3.  Large compound eyes

4.  Posterior abdomen with long filaments

5.  Body covered with scales

6.  Inhabit grassy or wooded areas under debris, stones, etc.

7.  Feed on algae & decaying plant material


Typical Example: