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    Bug ID needed

    Found some of these guys in the LFS of my nepenthes pots. They look and act like springtails to me, but I am just guessing. They jump an inch or so when touched like springtails and are only in the moist LFS and not on the plants.

    Toothpick for size reference.



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    http://bugguide.net/node/view/528547

    Two-spotted springtail - Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus

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    Thanks kulamauiman!! Good to have my suspicions confirmed.

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    Kula, you always seem to provide the answers in these threads, are you an entomologist?
    <Av8tor1> as big as peat is, the bear runs not him

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    That has to be one of the coolest-looking springtails I've seen!

    Anyone from the US going to offer a colony of these in the NASC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peatmoss View Post
    Kula, you always seem to provide the answers in these threads, are you an entomologist?
    http://www.mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/559983/

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    Really interesting! Sounds like a cool job.
    <Av8tor1> as big as peat is, the bear runs not him

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    cool article! nice to meet you

    and neat bug, aswell

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