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Springtails in the snow

Observed: 5th February 2012 By: Hugh Welford
welshinsects
Description:

I found a small valley in the Brecons with thousands of these springtails hopping about on the snow.

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Mark at Magdalen's picture

I know in Canada there is a

I know in Canada there is a species of springtail (Hypogastrura nivicola) that can be found in large numbers on snow. Maybe this is related to that species. Interesting observation.

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Springtails

They are incredibly common on snow, apparently. This is the first winter I have looked for insects on snow, but I was finding them every few inches, wherever I looked. No idea on the species, though...hopefully, someone will know more.

Ian
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