Cedar Creek
Ecosystem Science Reserve

Insects of Cedar Creek



     The Proturans (20 NA spp) are poorly known.  They are less than 2.5 mm long, bristly, and lack antennae and eyes.  Their forelegs project forward and function as antennae.  They occur in humus and rotting vegetation.  Three families (Eosentomidae, Protentomidae, Acerentomidae) occur in North America, and representatives of all may occur in Minnesota.  None collected at CCESR.
1. Family EOSENTOMIDAE (Not described at CCESR)
2. Family PROTENTOMIDAE (Not described at CCESR)
3. Family ACERENTOMIDAE (Not described at CCESR)

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