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Sminthurides aquaticus? - Sminthurides bifidus

Sminthurides aquaticus? - Sminthurides bifidus
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
September 5, 2015
On duckweed (Lemna minor) in a stagnant inlet of the Schuylkill River above Fairmount Dam. Associated with aphids (Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae) and water treaders (Mesovelia sp).

Moved from Springtails and allies.

New species for the Guide. Very cool!

Sminthurides bifidus
Could be Sminthurides aquaticus var. levanderi but given the bluish taint, dark apical antennae and dark feet I prefer Sminthurides bifidus.

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