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Subject: swarming black tiny bugs
Location: Southcoast MA
January 4, 2015 1:12 pm
wonder if these are springtails or something else?
Signature: Liz

Probably Snow Fleas

Probably Snow Fleas

Dear Liz,
There is not enough detail in your image, even when enlarged, to reveal the identity of individual insects, but we believe these are most likely Springtails.  Springtails that become active on sunny days in the winter, even with snow on the ground, are called Snow Fleas.
  Since we will be out of the office for a spell, we are postdating your submission to go live in our absence later in the month.

Probably Springtails, AKA Snow Fleas

Probably Springtails, AKA Snow Fleas

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Massachusetts

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