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Globular Springtail - Janusius sylvestris

Globular Springtail - Janusius sylvestris
Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
May 29, 2006
Size: 2.3mm
If this is a globular springtail, it's the biggest and most colorful one I've ever seen. It was on an oak leaf.

Family is Sminthuridae
Hi Tom. See my comments on your other Sminthurus image.

Thanks Tom
for giving permission to use your images.

Thanks Frans
You're welcome to use my images on your website. You've been more than helpful in giving id information.

Sminthurus sylvestris
Hi Tom. I must admit I did not do the idy myself... We had a discussion about the possible idy of this specimen. Finaly it turned out to be Sminthurus sylvestris. ID by Dr Richard Snider. Family Sminthuridae. I have taken the liberty to provide your image at our website as illustration for this species. I would like to add more of your images to our website. I hope I have your permission.

Symphypleona indeed!
Hi Tom, great shot! Probably family Sminthuridae.

Thanks Frans
I had to look at the family names twice, Sminthuridae and Sminthurididae.

That's a beauty

Thanks Jim.
Thanks Jim.

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