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Diplura

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Overview 
This is a cosmopolitan order of about 800 species. They are mainly found in damp soil under logs or stones, and are the most insect-like of the entognathous orders. Size and form vary and range from symphylan-like campodeids less than 5 mm long to dermapteran-like Heterojapyx up to 50mm in length. The skeletal anatomy of Heterojapyx has been described by Snodgrass (1952), and the Australian species by Womersley (1939, 1945), Tillyard (1924), Silvestri (1947) and Pagés (1952).




 

 

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