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About Springtails


Oswego, NY – This is an archived episode of Nature of Things. It was originally aired January 19, 1990.

This episode of Nature of Things describes a small wingless insect that you may be familiar with. This insect feeds on decomposing vegetation. It can sometimes be seen on shallow ponds, streams and frequently hopping on the snow during mild winter days. Very little is known about these insects- despite their abundance.