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Snow flea A species of collembola, en masse. These were atop a shallow puddle of melted snow on the forest floor Geotagged,Hypogastrura nivicola,Podura aquatica,Snow flea,United States,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Snow flea

A species of collembola, en masse. These were atop a shallow puddle of melted snow on the forest floor

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  1. Whoa, what a spectacle! Posted one year ago
    1. Truly a springtail festival ;~) Posted one year ago
      1. And no 1.5mm social distancing either. Careless creatures. Posted one year ago
        1. We are a bit jealous :~) Posted one year ago

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Snow fleas are a species of dark blue springtail, ''Hypogastrura nivicola''. They are often seen jumping about on the surface of snow on a warm winter day.

Similar species: Poduromorpha
Species identified by erinmoore
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By erinmoore

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Uploaded Feb 11, 2021. Captured Feb 7, 2021 11:11 in Oyster Dome, Bow, WA 98232, USA.
  • iPhone SE (1st generation)
  • f/2.2
  • 1/120s
  • ISO40
  • 4.15mm