Subject: What’s this bug?
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
December 9, 2012 5:20 pm
I noticed an infestation of these in my dog’s outside poop bag receptacle. I also recently took him to the vet and they think he might have been bitten by something carrying Lyme Disease. Could these tiny things be the culprit?
Signature: Thank you, CZ

Globular Springtail

Dear CZ,
This is a marvelous photo of a harmless Globular Springtail.  The worst that can be said of Springtails is that they are a nuisance when they are plentiful.  Here is a posting from our archives that might represent your species.

Location: Washington

3 Responses to Globular Springtail

  1. Bugophile says:

    This springtail looks like it should be the prototype for a child’s toy, happy face and all. Amazing what shows up in a photograph!

  2. Cesar Crash says:

    Hehe! That’s what I was gonna say!

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