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Aphid-sized insect

Aphid-sized insect
Lexington, MA, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
November 15, 2008
Size: 2-3mm
Found on winterberry fruit - the berry in the image gives you the scale of this small insect. The dorsal pattern on the abdomen and the greenish color doesn't show well in the image.


I can tell you that...
... these are Globular Springtails. Someone else may be able to narrow it down further.

I would have to go with...
Globular Springtail but I could not tell you which species...

Below is an example...

That was quick! Thanks to you
That was quick! Thanks to you both.

If you have the chance and are interested, check out the documentary series called, "Life in the Undergrowth", they have a neat section about these little insects. I believe they are on the episode called 'Invasion of the Land".

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