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Sminthurus viridis, about 3 mm long, is also known as the Lucerne flea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Entognatha
Subclass: Collembola
Order: Symphypleona
Family: Sminthuridae

Sminthuridae is a family of springtails of the order Symphypleona.[1][2] Sminthurids are commonly referred to as globular springtails.[3][4]

List of genera[edit]

There are ten genera within the Sminthuridae.[1][5]

Notable species[edit]

Sminthurus viridis, the lucerne flea, is an introduced pest species in Australia. [6] [7]


  1. ^ a b "Family Sminthuridae". University of Michigan. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
  2. ^ "Order Symphypleona(". University of Michigan. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
  3. ^ "Family Sminthuridae (globular springtails)". UniProt. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
  4. ^ "Globular Springtail". University of California, Irvine. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
  5. ^ "Classification of Family: Sminthuridae". Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
  6. ^ "PestWeb - Lucerne Flea". Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  7. ^ "Collembola - springtails". CSIRO. Retrieved 2009-01-07.  External link in |publisher= (help)