Check out this cool *ducks* article by Rich Wolf. It talks about snow fleas, a type of hexapod springtail that often gather on snow to feed on microorganisms.
I just realized that I’ve been doing an arthropod blog for two months and this is the first post about the Hexapod group. Next week will be “Hexapod Week”, with a post a day about these flying crustaceans. I’ve got lots of good stuff to talk about from today’s evolutionary divergence symposium; including how we got pubic lice from gorillas! However, first I have a phylogenetic can of worms to open on this blog… Coming this weekend: An explanation of the current state of arthropod phylogenetics.