Subject: What is this tiny bug?
Location: Jacksonville, FL
November 23, 2015 9:08 am
Hello, I found these tiny, almost microscopic, bugs in my sink after being gone for the weekend. Any idea what they are?
Signature: Zb

Globular Springtails


Dear Zb,
You have Globular Springtails in the order Symphypleona and though they can be a nuisance when plentiful in the home, they are benign.  They are generally found in damp locations.  See BugGuide for additional information.

Correction:  Booklice
WE just received a comment with a correction.  We concur that these silhouettes are likely Booklice, Liposcelis bostrychophila, as pictured on BugGuide.

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

2 Responses to Booklice, NOT Globular Springtails

  1. They’re not springtails. They’re booklice (Liposcelis, Psocoptera), probably L. bostrychophila.

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