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Photo#1029911
Unidentified Globular Springtail

Unidentified Globular Springtail
Renton, KING County, Washington, USA
December 27, 2014
Tiny larva on possible decaying salmonberry.
I have seen a number of these when looking for salamanders in wet leaf debris on the ground.

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Unidentified Globular Springtail Unidentified Globular Springtails

Moved

Dicyrtomidae

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

They look the same all grown up
Unlike butterflies and beetles, springtails do not have a distinct larval stage. Young and old look similar.

 
Interesting - thanks. So no
Interesting - thanks. So no nymph / instar stage either I presume... but assume they grow. I read these had not so long ago been separated from insects. I tend to use insects/bugs interchangably, even though I know they are not. I just thing these guys have a cute cartoonish-like shape to them. The shortened/compact version of an ant, lol.

Globular Springtails
In the Guide here.

 
Thanks Ken.
Thanks Ken.

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