Vertagopus cinereus


    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.

    Similar Species

    Vertagopus arboreus has blue iridescence and a longer furca. 

    Identification difficulty

    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.

    When to see it

    Thought to be all year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain, but not well recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map