Snow flea (spring tail, collembola)

The snow flea are most common animals on glaciers in the world. They are jumping on snow and ice surface. Their distribution is Himalaya, Altai, Alaska, Patagonia, Europe, and Japan.


Snow flea on snow surface (Juneau icefield, Alaska)

An snow flea (Himalayas)

Snow flea on the wataer surface of a meltwater pool. (Patagonia)

Snow flea on ice surface (Juneau icefield, Alaska)

A snow flea with white antena (Alaska)

In Patagonia, snow flea (black dots above) are living at bottom of cryoconite holes. They are semi-aquatic species.



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