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Snow fleas

Hypogastrura nivicola


Appear as large patches of "dirt" on the snow. When you bend over and take a closer look, you can see them moving -- appearing and disappearing -- as they quickly jump around.


On the forest floor, mostly around the trunks of oak trees.

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keithp2012 11 years ago

That or mabye Spring is coming early

LensRoto 11 years ago

Yes they are a kind of springtail. We have been seeing them more often this winter than any other. Maybe because we have had more snow cover and milder temps?

keithp2012 11 years ago

Are they a kind of thrip or springtails? That's a cool sight!

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Michigan, USA

Spotted on Feb 14, 2013
Submitted on Feb 28, 2013

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