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Globular springtail



This tiny "bug" (likely a hexapod, so not an insect precisely) is less than 1/8" long; it jumped off of a mushroom I brought into the house.


On mushrooms in a temperate rain forest.


The second photo is of some Galerina mushrooms; the mushroom bug can be seen in profile on the top of the cap on the left. The suggestion of id as a globular springtail seems likely.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Yeah springtail makes more sense on that

shebebusynow 3 years ago

Come to think of it, it did disappear mighty quickly--those springtails really take off. I've only seen springtails in huge colonies/masses; I'm guessing globular springtails are different?

Machi 3 years ago

It's a Globular Springtail

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Young Psocidae maybe?... it seems Galerina-proof anyway. Interesting.

Oregon, USA

Lat: 44.55, Long: -123.93

Spotted on Feb 9, 2016
Submitted on Feb 10, 2016

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