The entire body is covered with white hydrophobic hairs which allow the animal to stay above the surface of the water on which it spends much of its life , where it may congregate in large number to form a 'raft '
A very small invertibate on rocky shores - 3mm long at most and dark blue in colour. A significant scavenger of the upper intertidal zone, feeding on dead animals, chiefly crustaceans (including barnacles) and molluscs.
Its body is roundish, expanding slightly towards the rear. The head bears a pair of eyes and a single pair of antennae, the thorax comprises three body segments, each of which bears one pair of legs, while the abdomen comprises six segments. Unlike other springtails it cannot leap .
Location: Telypn / Marros Beach