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Bug ID help
Can you help me Id this insect?
size: 2-3mm Characteristics: it jumps when touch. Found in sink and water areas. I live in Solano county, california
Michael J. Nguyen

Hi Michael,
We often get descriptions of Springtails, but we never get images of the tiny guys. Thank you for your awesome shot. Springtails can get very numerous in wet areas. Your image looks like probably Isotoma viridis which is very widespread. The elongated body is distinctive.

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2 Responses to Springtails

  1. tim stewart says:

    Hey guys, we have a bug that may be this, looks very similar. however our daughter was bitten multiple times by something and my wife was in the room and was bitten inbetween her toe, then looked down, and the bug looked like this and jumped away. I had heard they do not usually bit humans.

    any ideas?


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