Thursday, March 03, 2016

Such a cutie!

I brought in a couple of handfuls of garden soil to top up an indoor flowerpot. A pretty springtail came along for the ride.

Globular springtail, Dicyrtomina minuta forma ornata. About 1 mm. long. I think the translucent globe behind him is a slug egg.

And a newborn weed. Each leaf is about twice the size of the springtail.


  1. That is the prettiest springtail I've ever seen! I've been keeping an eye out for them this spring; they usually show up on my fence after a rain, but no sign of them yet.


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