Greyish-brown species that reaches a length of 1.5 mm. It is similar to other members of this family and detailed examination is necessary.
Vertagopus arboreus has blue iridescence and a longer furca.
Vertagopus spp. are typical members of canopy Collembola communities. Almost all records are from the trunks of trees, under dead bark and lichens, and in bird nests.
Thought to be all year round.
Widespread in Britain, but not well recorded.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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