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Collembolan? - Entomobrya intermedia

Collembolan? - Entomobrya intermedia
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
July 26, 2014
Size: ~2mm
This little guy looked like a collembolan from what I could tell, but didn't seem to jump like I expect a springtail to. Found inside a cookbook stored with other cookbooks.

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Collembolan? - Entomobrya intermedia Collembolan? - Entomobrya intermedia

Moved
Moved from Springtails and allies.

Moved based on Franz Janssens' ID; feel free to frass if it's worthless.

Entomobrya intermedia
In quite a weird habitat ;-)
The springtail will only jump in case of an escape attempt. E.g. if you poke it around...

 
I did poke it, but no springs
I did poke it, but no springs were forthcoming :^)

 
In that case...
it was not afraid enough to make an escape jump ;-)

 
Smart little guy! No way I w
Smart little guy! No way I was trying to hurt it - it must be psychic.

(as a side note, why are collebolans so darned cute? they're pretty great!)

 
Indeed they are great!
I got Collembola addicted at 18. At 62 I still find them fascinating. So be warned ;-)

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Moved from ID Request.

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