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RobFromLI
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?

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greenthumb99
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.
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

December 18, 2012
9:04 AM

Post #9361415

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

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