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Springtail - Collembola

This appears to be just a regular mud puddle with some debris on the edge.

On further inspection, these black specks are alive.

They are tiny hexapods, previously classified as insects, that are now in the class Entognatha and order Collembola .

They are call springtails because of a abdominal tail-like structure that is folded beneath the body and used for jumping when it is threatened.

Finally, here is a video of some springtails up close. I used my iPhone with an Olloclip macro lens.




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