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Photo#1495849
Tiny -~0.3cm biting insects that appeared in our walkout basement family room

Tiny -~0.3cm biting insects that appeared in our walkout basement family room
East Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
February 27, 2018
Size: lapprox 0.3cm
Here is a picture of a more intact specimen. Remember these are about 0.3 cm long- the springtail data indicates that they are ~1.3cm.

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Tiny -~0.3cm biting insects that appeared in our walkout basement family room Tiny -~0.3cm biting insects that appeared in our walkout basement family room

You're welcome :)
Moved from ID Request.

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

Springtails are from 1-5 mm long...
...and this shot confirms the ID. Note the furcula--the forked jumping organ characteristic of many springtails. Compare with this one:


 
Dwarf Springtails?
These are really tiny- not even close to 1mm. I am able to capture them by placing a bowl of water on the floor with a light shining on it. They are all no more than 0.3cm long. There are none larger. I'm using a USB microscope to obtain the images. The do look like a miniature version of the springtails pictured.

 
Units...
0.3 cm = 3 mm. These are just the right size for springtails.

 
My bad!
Sorry- I must have had "cm" on the brain, as the rule on the USB microscope table is in CM.

Thanks for your help!

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