Isotomurus palustris sensu lato - Isotomurus palustris


Isotomurus palustris has a near continuous dorsal line and fainter lines on the sides of its abdomen (juveniles are paler); mucro does not have a lateral seta. Species boundaries in Isotomurus are very difficult to determine and I. palustris is best recorded as Isotomurus palustris sensu lato unless there is very strong evidence to the contrary. 

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Submissions need to show dorsal and lateral pigmentation clearly. 


It is a species of wet habitats - ditches, pond edges etc..

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known. 

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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