snow flea


Definition of snow flea

: a small, usually dark blue springtail (Hypogastrura nivicola) often seen in late winter or early spring on the surface of melting snow (as that surrounding the base of a tree) broadly : any of several springtails with similar habits

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“Snow flea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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