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Not a springtail - Philoscia muscorum

Not a springtail - Philoscia muscorum
Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
March 22, 2009
Size: 5 mm
I read that dirt is full of springtails, spread a pile of dirt onto a white surface, and found only this isopod. So I learned yesterday that springtails do not really exist.

(I also found some snail shells, which are not covered by bugguide, and a pine cone probably buried by a squirrel.)

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isopod
Hi! This is an isopod (Crustacea, Oniscidea), a.k.a. woodlouse.

This is a Philoscia muscorum (Philosciidae family), a species introduced from Europe.

F.

or what you found
was not dirt! :)

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