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Photo#46979
Cute Glob - Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus

Cute Glob - Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus
Near Ruraldale, Upshur County, West Virginia, USA
April 6, 2006
Size: 0.7 mm
I was photographing a tiny beetle, and didn't even notice this guy until I was downloading the pics to my computer. At a smaller magnification, I thought perhaps it was a teeny tiny beetle. At full magnification, it reminded me of globular springtail photos I have seen. I don't remember ever photographing a glob before.

Jim photographed one that looks awfully similar:


Moved

Definitly Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus
Hi Stephen. You can move it at its proper place in the family Katiannidae. There are other images provided to compare with.

Possibly Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus
Hi Stephen. A member of the family Katiannidae. Note there is also a form of quadrimaculatus with only 2 white spots...

 
Thank-you
Frans, Thanks very much for taking the time to ID this!