Springtails – Collembola

7185.       Outside all over deck railings. Bundle in big groups together. Slow moving. Don’t seem to like direct sunlight. Pointe au Baril, Ontario. Canada

Number 7185.     These springtails, primitive arthropods in the order Collembola, closely related to true insects. These basically are harmless scavengers on bits of decomposing organic matter, but they can become nuisance pests when they occur indoors in large numbers. Yours appear to be in the family Poduridae. Springtails Detailed Information