Springtail,

6711.      I found this insect, very small and very many of them, at the front ledge of my storage unit in Lindsay. They move very fast and are very tiny. Any help identifying this critter would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much, Stacey. Port Hope, ON. Canada

 

Number 6711.  This is a springtail, a primitive arthropod in the order Collembola closely related to true insects. These are harmless scavengers on decomposing organic matter but can become nuisance pests when they occur in large numbers indoors.