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Looking up at me - Dicyrtomina minuta

Looking up at me - Dicyrtomina minuta
Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
October 17, 2010
Size: 0.9 mm
Found in leaves

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Moved

Dicyrtomina minuta forma ornata
Juvenile.
In an interesting posture. That makes part of the preparations for a jump.
The steps in the procedure are
1. lift up head
2. lift up first pair of legs
3. eject eversible sacs from collophore at high speed (quite spectacular to observe)
4. apply furca to jump (specimen simply disappears...)