Let's go back geological ages to observe our Earth 359/419 million years ago. Everything begins during the Devonian period and more particularly that of the Upper Devonian where the plant kingdom continues its development in the form of forests in which the plants have leaves and root systems.

Springtails are almost absent in ancient literature. In Aristotle's notes on the History of the Animals, published in 1783, Camus, the author, takes up the only known passage in which Aristotle (384 BC to 322 BC) evokes verses that might to be springtails: "The snow itself produces worms as they age. As time makes it red,

During the last two epochs of the Devonian (Frasnien and Famennien) there is a rarefaction of oxygen probably linked to a phenomenon of eutrophication which causes a very significant depletion of the marine fauna accompanied by what the researchers consider as one of the events the most important in 

In the year 2000, Dr. Kenneth Christiansen listed about two hundred and thirty-six researchers around the world who were specifically dedicated to the study of springtails  and who, compared to their various publications, could be considered experts. Since that time, a scientific discipline has developed