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Bug ID. Springtail?

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#1 Offline Foogoo - Posted February 9 2015 - 6:44 PM


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There's a bunch of these guys on the dirt patch where a few Pogonomyrmex and Dorymyrmex live. I sometimes mistake them for small species until I noticed they don't walk right...


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Camponotus vicinus, Crematogaster 1, Crematogaster 2, Formica francoeuri, *, *, Myrmecocystus testaceus, Novomessor cockerelli, Pheidole hyatti, Pogonomyrmex californicus, Pogonomyrmex rugosus, Solenopsis invicta

#2 Offline dspdrew - Posted February 14 2015 - 8:46 AM

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Looks like a springtail to me.

#3 Offline Arjan van den Bosch - Posted February 14 2015 - 12:17 PM

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Looks like a springtail to me.

Springtails love a little moisty places. They need moisty dirt or soil to put their eggs in. I know them from the greenhouse as a pest.

My office workspace is filled with Formica polyctena anthills

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