Unidentified Entognatha Arthropod

Sample information

Photos by: Andrew C., Sachitt S., Jungwoo K.
Location No map location data available.
Collection date 03/01/2023
Captive / Cultivated? Wild-caught
Group Singapore American School

We found this arthropod in our brown sugar and yeast trap that we placed in the Singapore American School rainforest for 1-2 days. Though we are uncertain what specific classifications this arthropod belongs to, here are the distinct characteristics of this insect:

  1. Composed of two short limbs adjacent to head
  2. Has a mouthpiece with two round ends
  3. Has a thorax and abdomen which, when placed together, is around 6 times longer than one of the arthropod’s limbs
  4. Dominant color is black, but when looked at with a microscope, it is brown
  5. Thorax is notably darker than the abdomen
Putative identification Entognatha


Extraction kit
DNA extraction location
Single or Duplex PCR
Gel electrophoresis system
DNA stain
Gel images
Protocol notes


Wolbachia presence Unknown
Confidence level Medium
Explanation of confidence level
Wolbachia 16S sequence
Arthropod COI sequence
Report Inappropriate Post