Springtail - Anurida maritima

Springtail - Anurida maritima

Observation - Springtail - Anurida maritima . Description: Tiny dark slatey blue creatures that seem to swarm together as they float around in the rock pools, streams, and tide? A wingless animal, a scavenger up to 3 mm long, covered in hydrophobic hairs which allow the animal to stay above the surface of the wa

Tiny dark slatey blue creatures that seem to swarm together as they float around in the rock pools, streams, and tide? A wingless animal, a scavenger up to 3 mm long, covered in hydrophobic hairs which allow the animal to stay above the surface of the water. Unlike other springtails, A. maritima cannot leap, since its furcula is vestigial. Further information can be found: http://en.goldenmap.com/Anurida_maritima