Windham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA December 2, 2006 Size: about 1.25 mm
Found three of these minute bugs so far by straining hand-shredded moss samples I had collected in a large bag. I don't recall ever seeing true bugs with such bristly antennae. Here the bug is posed atop an "island" (a black plastic vial cap) in a 1/4-inch-deep "pond" on the bottom of a clear, plastic deli container inside my light arena. I don't know whether this is a flightless species or a nymph or both.
Contributed by Jim McClarin on 5 December, 2006 - 7:17pm Last updated 7 December, 2006 - 7:50pm
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