Dicyrtomina ornata

A globular springtail - Dicyrtomina ornata (~1.6mm). I took a walk around the churchyard this morning and there were hundreds of Dicyrtomina saundersi grazing on gravestones and lots of these D. ornata amongst the leaf litter. Many had this attractive orange/yellow colouration.


Canon 1D3 + MP-E 65mm Macro (at x5) + MT24-EX Flash (-2/3 FEC).

  • Kat__P 3y

    Superb detail!
  • Andy Murray 3y

    Great shot. I see what you mean about the colouration. It's rather lovely.
  • Andy & Helen Holt PRO 3y

    We must spend some time in graveyards to see what we can find - love the light on this, your flash gives a really nice warmth to the image!
    Regards from Helen :)
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Taken on January 29, 2013
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