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Globular Springtail

Janusius sylvestris


This is one of the larger globular springtails at 2.5mm. I usually find this species on leaves below eye level.

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Tom15 9 years ago

Thanks Karen!

KarenL 9 years ago

Very interesting!

Tom15 9 years ago

Thanks Lauren! I think the bug is too small to try and scare anything, but it might be a false eye tactic, making a predator attack the wrong end.

Tom15 9 years ago

There are many species of globular springtails. Most can be found in leaf litter, under loose bark, in sparsely vegetated sand soil, on the underside of boards on the ground and on leaves and dandelion flowers.

LaurenZarate 9 years ago

Amazing Springtail! The hind end looks like a snake! Scare effect?
Great macro shot!

RiekoS 9 years ago

Interesting looking bug (I have never seen this kind).

Tom15 9 years ago

Thanks Argy and Mayra!

MayraSpringmann 9 years ago


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Excellent shot Tom. Funny shape. Weird eyes.

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Rowley, Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Jun 7, 2010
Submitted on Apr 16, 2013

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