Springtail (Podura aquatica)

Order: Collembola (kol-EM-bo-la) (Info)
Family: Poduridae
Genus: Podura
Species: aquatica

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On Feb 24, 2008, bonitin from Gent
Belgium (Zone 8a) wrote:

These tiny 1mm water creatures live on the surface of my pond. You can often find them in large groups feeding on floating dead plant material. They often jump and are loved by my newts (as a meal!)