5564 I live in Colchester Connecticut. These bugs come out in large bunches when it rains or is just moist outside. So far, we have not had any come indoors, but they seem to love hanging out right around our doorframes. They are very tiny, reddish brown, and jump kind of like fleas (but I am pretty sure they are not fleas). Their bodies are actually kind of roundish, and not flat, but I couldn’t get a decent side view picture.
This is a globular springtail (Collembola: Sminthuridae); see http://tinyurl.com/jah3ahp for an image. The vast majority of springtails are harmless scavengers on decomposing organic matter that may become nuisance pests when they occur indoors. However, there is one species of globular springtail known as the lucerne flea or clover springtail that can be a serious agricultural pest; see http://tinyurl.com/zkequ3m for detailed information. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.