Subject: ID help please!
Geographic location of the bug: North Eastern CT, USA
Time: 08:28 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello!
Sorry that they are dead, I just found these guys in a cup of water in my backyard. Can you help me figure out what they are?
How you want your letter signed: Curious in CT
Dear Curious in CT,
When we were renaming the digital image you sent, we realized that several years ago we posted another identification for Globular Springtails from Connecticut. Though they can become very numerous when conditions are favorable, Globular Springtails are benign creatures and they are no cause for concern.
Thank you SO much for your response (and all the great work you do!).
I am so happy to hear they are harmless. I found more in my bird bath and near my chicken coop so that’s a big relief.
Thanks again, have a great weekend!