are very small, pale, delicate hexapods
usually less than 2 millimetres in body length. Although proturans
are quite common they are rarely seen due to their small size. All
species have the following characteristics:
are thought to feed mainly on vegetable matter or fungi.
are widespread throughout Australia, particularly in forested habitats
and occur mainly in moist situations such as in soil, leaf litter
or in moss. Some may be found under rocks and occasionally under
the bark of trees.