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Photo#93265
Insects clustered on puddle surfaces - Ceratophysella

Insects clustered on puddle surfaces - Ceratophysella
Tannersville, Greene County, New York, USA
January 8, 2007
Size: approx. 1/32"
Red/brown clusteres of insects on puddles in Fall and early Winter

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Ceratophysella sp.
Family = Hypogastruridae.

I'd love to see one of those little guys
blown up to 2-3 inches long :-) I know I'm just dreamin' but if it's a high-megapixel camera, maybe you could crop around some that are in good focus and add that photo. They might be further IDable.

Springtails
I have no clue what kind (well, probably Elongate-Bodied- but that's not narrowing it down much), but springtails are known to like congregating on water surfaces in this way, and the small size suggests the same ID.

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