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Bristletails: Microcoryphia - Physical Characteristics, Behavior And Reproduction, No Common Name (petrobius Brevistylis): Species Account - GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET, BRISTLETAILS AND PEOPLE, CONSERVATION STATUS

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NO COMMON NAME (Petrobius brevistylis): SPECIES ACCOUNT

Bristetails are found on all continents except Antarctica.

Bristletails are found on the soil, in leaf litter, under rocks, and on stumps and logs from sea level to 15,750 feet (4,800 meters) in the Himalayas. Species living in tropical rainforests often spend some or all of their time high up on the trunks and limbs of trees.

Bristletails eat dead leaves; algae (AL-jee); funguses; and lichens (LIE-kuhns), which are plantlike growths of funguses and algae growing together.

Bristletails do not directly affect people or their activities.

No bristletails are threatened or endangered.

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