An invasion of snow fleas may also occur around your home… And that’s disgusting.
These days, they are plaguing several areas of the Tula region in Russia.
Sometimes, snow becomes black as if someone sprinkled pepper on it and then starts moving… black little snow fleas are coming out…
These insects (Hypogastrura nivicola) are extremely tiny, plant-eating arthropods but very rarely encountered, thus surprising people when a bunch of them decide to invade the snow.
Imagine seeing these dark springtails catapulting themselves into the air from spring-like tail extensions triggered from beneath their bodies. So weird on a white snow blanket.
Huge swarms snow fleas are now appearing around homes in Russia. Residents are concerned.
They may be disgusting but are no risk for humans and are just having fun in the snow.