Deuterosminthurus pallipes forma repandus


Warning: serious tongue twister here. Despite the very long name, it is a very small springtail which owns it. In this microcosmos even the fine leaf hairs can be an obstacle for it to negotiate. Less than 1mm long (3/64in) long, barely seen by the naked eye, but so very cute … in my eyes, anyway. It goes without saying – double-click image for a closer look.


Deuterosminthurus pallipes forma repandus

© Peter Hillman ♦ 11th March 2020 ♦ Back garden, Staffordshire ♦ Nikon D7200


16 thoughts on “Deuterosminthurus pallipes forma repandus

  1. Have you tried saying Deuterosminthurus three times very quickly? It’s an excellent tongue-twister. What a tiny creature – I am impressed that you saw it.

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    1. Lol! 🙂 Thank you, Jill. These are the most challenging of the small critters for me to photograph as they are just beyond the limit of my current equipment.

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