Subject: Need help identifying
Location: Central Ohio
August 15, 2017 10:41 am
Hello, We live in central Ohio and recently we’ve found a ton of these tiny guys on scrap wood in our basement. I put some of them in a magnifying container but still can’t tell what they are and I’ve tried searching online. The jump, there are several different sizes of them from really tiny to a tad bigger and they all seem to look the same no matter the size, they also appear to be different shades of grey. I’m attaching some photos. Hoping you can help me and these are not big problem bugs as most of our old house is made of old black walnut including the 3×4 tall batten boards up a lot of our walls.
Signature: Any help is much appreciated!!!
This is an Elongate Bodied Springtail, a benign creature that is often found in damp, dark places. Though benign, they can be a nuisance if they are numerous. See BugGuide for additional information.