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    New Species of UK Springtail....

    .....found in my back garden yesterday afternoon
    New Species of UK Springtail....

    We're not sure if it's a completely new species or if it's a species from New Zealand that has found it's way to Scotland. It's been describes as Calvatomina nr superba (nr = near to) for now.

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    Re: New Species of UK Springtail....

    if i saw that, id think 'what a tiny bug' not 'wow a new species of spring tail'

    I keep on telling myself i should try and find out a little more about the things i shoot.

    I cant quite make out the picture, is that on water?

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    Re: New Species of UK Springtail....

    Quote Originally Posted by wjh31 View Post
    if i saw that, id think 'what a tiny bug' not 'wow a new species of spring tail'

    I keep on telling myself i should try and find out a little more about the things i shoot.

    I cant quite make out the picture, is that on water?
    No worries.....I thought what a tiny bug with funky eyes....had no idea it hadn't been recorded here before.

    Aye, it's on water. Probably easier to tell in this shot:
    New Species of UK Springtail....

    They are about 1.5mm long BTW and both shots were taken at 5:1 on a 40D. Will be trying for prettier shots if I get a chance but am more concerned with getting a confident ID on it first.

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    Re: New Species of UK Springtail....

    I don't suppose it's like stars; i.e. they won't name it "Andy" will they

    Excellent shots as usual, I'm in awe

    Cheers,

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    Re: New Species of UK Springtail....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    I don't suppose it's like stars; i.e. they won't name it "Andy" will they

    Excellent shots as usual, I'm in awe

    Cheers,
    Cheers Dave As far as anyone can tell it's a species that's already been described but never seen in Scotland....am still very chuffed to have found it though. I'll just have to keep looking for one that needs a name
    New Species of UK Springtail....

    I have loads more springtails on Flickr - here - if anyone wants a look.

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