Subject: Tiny guys
Location: Raleigh, NC
February 18, 2017 7:00 pm
Found dozens of these on my porch railing. Very small, maybe 2mm or so. Has been warmer recently, didn’t notice them during the winter.
These are Springtails in the class Collembola, probably the family Entomobryidae, the Slender Springtails which are pictured on BugGuide. Springtails are extremely common Hexapods that are found throughout the world. We consider Springtails to be benign, but they may become a nuisance if conditions are ideal and they become too plentiful.