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Mystery 1-2 mm jumping insect

Observed: 26th December 2011 By: VivienVivien’s reputation in Invertebrates
mystery 1-2 mm jumping insect 261211-3
mystery 1-2 mm jumping insect 261211-2

Tiny insects 1-2 mm long running and jumping on plastic garden chairs. Appear to be feeding, perhaps on algae.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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It's a springtail, somebody

It's a springtail, somebody may be able to give a more precise id...

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Thank you!

I had wondered about springtails but thought that they were all longer in shape. It certainly looks like Dicyrtomina ornata from following up on the links.