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small black bug

small black bug
Henryetta, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, USA
February 1, 2012
Size: <.5mm
Can anything be told from these poor images?
found in pond water and taken with my Celestion digital microscope.

Moved from Frass.

I'll gladly defer to Frans on this one.:)

Moved from Hypogastruridae.

These images aren't needed for the Guide, but they will be visible here for 30 days until removed by the system.

But they were the only reps from Oklahoma.

Springtails are pretty much ubiquitous.
You'd expect them to be found essentially everywhere. If they were better shots, or could be identified at least to genus, I'd be all in favor of keeping them. As it is, they don't add much to the Guide.

All of that said, however, if you feel strongly about it, feel free to move them back. I can't say that someone else won't frass them, though. :)

Given the location is a new dot on the map...
IMHO it is better to not frass the picture. Even if Hypogastruridae is ubiquitous it is better to have proof for the dot in the form of a picture.



Thank You very much.

Moved from ID Request.


Thank You.

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