All images on this website have been taken in Leicestershire and Rutland by NatureSpot members. We welcome new contributions - just register and use the Submit Records form to post your photos. Click on any image below to visit the species page. The RED / AMBER / GREEN dots indicate how easy it is to identify the species - see our Identification Difficulty page for more information. A coloured rating followed by an exclamation mark denotes that different ID difficulties apply to either males and females or to the larvae - see the species page for more detail.
Springtails & Bristletails
Springtails and bristletails are no longer considered to be insects and are classified in the arthropod sub-phylum hexapoda. For help photographing springtails, see our article on Ultra-Macro Photography.