Subject: Insect ID
Geographic location of the bug: Marseilles, IL, USA
Time: 02:06 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I have tried several online insect identification keys to no avail. It kind of looks like a diplura or a grylloblattodea or a collembola but it doesn’t seem to exactly match up with any of the three because of its black color. What do you think it is?
How you want your letter signed: Kevin
This looks to us like a Winter Stonefly, and because they are frequently found with snow on the ground, they are sometimes called Snowflies.