Photo by Melody

Insect and Spider Identification: Weird jumping bugs on porch

Communities > Forums > Insect and Spider Identification
Forum: Insect and Spider IdentificationReplies: 2, Views: 22
Add to Bookmarks
Manorville, NY

December 18, 2012
6:43 AM

Post #9361310

Hundreds of these have appeared on my front porch in the last few days. They jump like fleas but I don't think they're fleas (we have no animals). I thought they were spiders but I'm not sure. I see a lot of stuff on the web about springtails but they don't appear to look like this. Any ideas?

Thumbnail by RobFromLI
Click the image for an enlarged view.


Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

December 18, 2012
7:08 AM

Post #9361331

Sure it isn't a spider- it has six legs and a pair of antennae.
Minot, ND

December 18, 2012
9:04 AM

Post #9361415

Springtails (order Collembola) in the family Sminthuridae. Harmless nuisance pests.

You cannot post until you register and login.

Other Insect and Spider Identification Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
SOLVED: Tiny Red Critters Angel 26 Apr 26, 2014 7:18 AM
SOLVED: Do you know what kind of Spider this is? dignbloom 55 Aug 18, 2012 4:36 PM
SOLVED: green caterpillar xox_kitkat_xox 4 Jan 24, 2010 9:05 PM
SOLVED: Name this insect? Dinu 16 Oct 19, 2008 2:54 PM
SOLVED: Red Spider about the diameter of a penny gardenwife 24 Oct 10, 2009 10:41 AM

Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America