You are here:

Entomology (Study of Bugs)/What are these tiny bugs?

Advertisement


Question
Insect
Insect  

insect2
insect2  
Some tiny bugs I have just started to notice, they are all around the window sills and doors and even in the mailbox. The largest ones around 1-1.5mm and the smallest are barely visible. They appear to have a semi-soft body and somewhat thin oval shape and the adult seem to have a more brownish color. They do not move very fast or fly or jump.

Answer
Tommy,

I can't see this clearly enough to id. Can you get closer with the camera or post a higher resolution image so I can enlarge it? It looks like a collembola (springtail) but I'd like to get a closer look. See http://www.livingwithbugs.com/springtails.html for a close-up of a collembola.

Jack DeAngelis

Entomology (Study of Bugs)

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Jack DeAngelis

Expertise

I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects, insects that bite and sting, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.

Experience

20 years as university extension entomologist, now retired; currently publish a website about home and garden insects.

Publications
see www.livingwithbugs.com/resume.html

Education/Credentials
Ph.D. in Entomology

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.