Globular Springtail – 4/4/21

Observer: Gaurav Shah

Observation Date: 4/4/21

Observation Time: 2:00 p.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Common Name: Globular Springtail

Scientific Name: Sminthuridas malmgreni

Comments: This is the first report of a globular springtail on or iNaturalist anywhere in the USA. However, globular springtails are not uncommon. Check out this fascinating Youtube, and find out why they are called “springtails”:

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