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Photo#41708
bug on frog's eye - Sminthurides aquaticus

bug on frog's eye - Sminthurides aquaticus
Donalds, Abbeville County, South Carolina, USA
January 27, 2006
baby frog, not more than 1 1/4" long. 100mm w/12mm extension, cropped.

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Sminthurides aquaticus
Hi Kim. This little fellow looks like S. aquaticus. Those little white specks that jump away onto the water surface of small pools most often covered by duck weed. Often accompanied by the dark blue Podura aquatica.
Nice shot, indeed!

 
thanks for the further ID and
thanks for the further ID and interesting info!

Springtail
This is a springtail, i believe one of the globular springtails. To my understanding these arent "true" insects...they are entognathids (spelling?)...is this right?

 
thank you!
thank you!

 
Awesome shot
I love it!

 
Here, here.
I agree with Andy on the ID, and that many authorities agree that springtails are "non-insect hexapods." Also agree with Lynette that this is a great shot:-) Looks like another "Natural Moment" entry for Natural Hisory magazine waiting to happen.

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