Jordanathrix nr superba

    Alternative names
    Calvatomina superba

    This species resembles but is distinct from Dicyrtomina superba from New Zealand. Thought to be a relatively recent introduction to the UK, first recorded about 10 years ago. This species has a patch of dark pigment on the abdomen and is similar in appearance to D. ornata but the colour of the eyepatch is much paler (with dark ocelli) than the all-dark eyepatch of D. ornata.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Submissions need to show the colour of the eyepatch. 


    On the ground in damp places such as leaf litter.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map