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Tiny opalescent springtails - Lepidocyrtus

Tiny opalescent springtails - Lepidocyrtus
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
November 1, 2006
Size: well under 1mm
Of all the springtail species I've found, this is the one I most frequently encounter. They often exist in swarms on damp, fungus-ridden wood. I've never had great luck getting sharp, detailed images of them due to their size.

These were part of a small herd on some short sections of a split-open, punky, rotting oak branch I picked up in the yard and placed in a small rearing container.

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Hi Jim. They are small aren't they? ;-)

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