All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Globular Springtails</strong>
Collembola / order = Symphypleona
<strong>Elongate Springtails</strong>
Isotomidae / order = Entomobryomorpha.
Oak Ridge, TN
March 15, 2009

I found these tiny creatures floating on the water surface in an e...
Globular Springtails
Collembola / order = Symphypleona
Elongate Springtails
Isotomidae / order = Entomobryomorpha.
Oak Ridge, TN
March 15, 2009

I found these tiny creatures floating on the water surface in an empty cooler that had been left on a soccer field! There are 2 small predatory mites with neon-orange legs, eating the nymphs (on the right side at about 3:00 and 4:00 positions). These tiny insects jump about by an organ called a furcula.

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