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I've seen this question asked twice now but here goes another, This bug looks like an acrobat ant, but they all have wings like a swarmer. And jump like fleas. I have some background in pest control but this insect I've never seen before. Its tiny so its very hard to get a picture.three segments, no hind jumping legs i think it uses its wings to do the jump and it has silverish eyes. Hope that helps


If you can't post a picture can you capture one? The only way to be certain about an id is to get one under a scope. Contact your local Extension office ( and they can send the sample to the state university, most have some kind of insect id service.

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I can answer questions about the control of pest insects, spiders, mites and related arthropods. These household pests include termites, carpenter ants, powderpost beetles, nuisance ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas, wasps, and many others. I can also answer questions about using pesticides and other pest control tools such as baits and traps.


I am a retired university extension entomologist. I've taught and conducted research in urban and agricultural entomology. I've published over 70 extension publications, 20 research publications and several books about insects.

Ph.D. in Entomology

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