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 Globular Springtail - Sminthurus

Globular Springtail - Sminthurus
Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
May 5, 2006
Size: 1.2mm

Thanks Frans!

Hi Tom. Note the relatively long subsegmented fourth antennal segment and the convex 'cheeks', typical for Sminthurus.

What a neat
picture Tom, reminds me of a little insect a child might make out of clay.

I wouldn't have seen it except
that I noticed a tiny speck jump onto a light colored rock right where I was watching a beetle.