What are the pictured creatures, are they harmful and, if so, what should I do?

When watering my garden, the pictured creatures floated to the surface. They are ~1mm long and wriggle to bury themselves again. What are they and are they a concern? Graham Dwyer

yates

14 December 2020 04:04 PM

They look like springtails, which are decomposers of organic matter like leaf litter, rotting wood or decaying plant matter. They are beneficial in the garden and are considered harmless.

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