Tiny Black Hopping Insects
Please help identify tiny black insects that are congregating by the thousands primarily on wood surfaces surrounded by native plants. They are smaller than a pepper flake, no coronation other than black, no striation, and they hop when agitated. A collection in a sealed plastic bag has them hopping like popcorn. Cannot locate their source on plants or ground; no visible nests.
St. Louis County Minnesota
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