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~The Bright Young Thing~

A very small Isotomidae, almost translucent in appearance, not sure of ID for this one, is it a juvenile or is it an adult? This one was on a bit of wood I found on the ground, it was a fast moving little fella and was about 1mm in length at a guess, there were no other similar Springtails about, but I have seen these before.

 

ID could be Parisotoma notabilis, thanks to Frans :o)

  

Taken at x5 with the MP-E, image cropped :o)

  

I think I'm going to have to start turning to the bigger bugs in a bit, I have a feeling I should go looking for Bee Flies, one of my fave Diptera, they are such fascinating flies.

 

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Taken on March 21, 2012