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By JoaoBM
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I came to find these tiny bugs spread throughout 5 different pots.

They are really tiny, black and roundish bugs. They seem to only come out during nights and they walk on the leaves and seem to feed on them.
Today I found out they jump when touched.

Here are a couple of pics:

I already tried to search for this pest on the following links but I wanted to be double sure. Many people suggest they are springtails but these bugs seem to be smaller and rounder than a springtail. ... mping-bugs

By ChefDean
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Being that small, it's difficult to get a good pic. However, if you can try to get a better pic, maybe we can narrow it down.
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By Matt
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Do you see any damage to the plant? If not, then there's no need to do anything!!

There are many, many small insects that show up on flytraps from time to time that post no harm at all. I only treat plants with insecticide or similar when I see damage to the plants. Any other insects spending time on the plant are probably beneficial in some way and there's no need to kill them. In fact, doing so might be detrimental to the plant because some of these smaller insects protect our plants from other pests.
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