Snow fleas have an important ecological function

Close up of a snow flea
Close up of a snow flea

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Now that we have some fresh snow, you might be seeing little spots of stuff that looks like pepper. If the spots jump around they’re more than likely snow fleas. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with phenologist Chel Anderson about these fascinating wintertime insects.


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