Subject: What kind of bug??
Geographic location of the bug: Outside my house. In Maryland. Minth of January and it’s currently around 51 degrees outside. Also, we’ve had some rain and it’s gloomy outside and possibly raining.
Time: 04:55 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: So this bug was found in my stagnant fountain that hasn’t been used in years. They are on everything. My siding, chairs, propane tank but not in the house. They are a community bug it seems and when disturbed, they jump. They aren’t fleas and don’t look like springtails in my opinion. Please help. They freak me out and I have no idea of where they come from or how.
How you want your letter signed: With a name
The class Collembola is a diverse group of Hexapods, and your individuals are Globular Springtails in the order Symphypleona which is represented on BugGuide.