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Photo#255732
Small jumping bug - Tomocerus minor

Small jumping bug - Tomocerus minor
Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA
February 28, 2009
Size: 4 mm

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Small jumping bug - Tomocerus minor Small jumping bug - Tomocerus minor

Moved
Moved from Tomocerus minor. First photo ID'd for Pennsylvania of this species.

Moved

Tomocerus
probably minor.
T. vulgaris has distinct golden transverse bands on its body.

I AM NOT AN EXPERT
...but am wondering if it is a Collembola. I've been perusing that area this morning. If this is a Collembola -- let's hope (just for fun due to it's name) that it is this :D


 
Yes
you are correct, it is a collembolan.

 
Cool!
Thank you both for your help.

But what is with the name collembolan? I did not see that name anywhere in the guide. Did I just miss it?

 
I was just hoping your bug is the same as the thumbnail photo...
... in my reply since it shares your User name:

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