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Springtails

Close up of springtail on floor

Springtails are usually dark-colored: brown, black or dark gray, though they can be brightly colored or even white. Springtails are small, between 1/16th and 1/8th of an inch long. Their shape can vary as well. The majority of springtails are narrow ovals but there are some that are round and fat. They do all have fairly long antennae.

 

Springtails do not have wings but because of a special structure under their abdomen, springtails can jump several inches.  Because of their size, springtails are sometimes mistaken for fleas. Fleas are distinguished by flat, hard bodies while springtails have soft slender bodies.

To learn even more about Springtails, check out our blog post!

 

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