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Distribution of Onychiurus cocklei in British Columbia in British Columbia


The Golden Snowflea, Onychiurus cocklei (Folsom), "is the most famous B.C. springtail -- otherwise known as the Golden Snowflea, it swarms on the snow in masses of yellow. It was first collected by J.W. Cockle of Kaslo, B.C., a hotelier and dynamic amateur entomologist who flourished in the late 1800s and early 1900s." (Cannings and Scudder 2005).

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)

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Synonyms and Alternate Names

Aphorura lutea Bacon, 1913
Aphorura montis Bacon, 1913
Hymenaphoruna cocklei
Onychiurus montia (Bacon, 1913)

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