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Photo#164730
Purple Larvae - Hypogastrura

Purple Larvae - Hypogastrura
Chatsworth, Los Angeles County, California, USA
January 8, 2008
Size: < 1mm
After a recent rain, these creatures appeared in several small depressions on a
natural stone stairway, adding water to dry areas produced the same bugs
(larvae\nymphs ?) The wide shot shows a circle about 5 inches in diameter.

Extreme closeup shows VERY quick activity as the "purple things" appear to
retrieve "white things" and attempt to move them up and away from the water.
The overall mass of creatures elevated quite a bit.

Images of this individual: tag all
Purple Larvae - Hypogastrura Purple Larvae - Hypogastrura Purple Larvae - Hypogastrura Collembola Mix - male - female

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Moved

Hypogastrura sp.
Not larvae but Collembola, springtails. Known for forming such mass aggregations.

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