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.


2 comments:

  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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