Hypogastrura manubrialis

    Description

    Approximately 1mm in length, dark in colour. Each tibiotarsus only has one clavate tenant seta and the empodium of the foot tapers gradually and does not possess a lamella. The mucro is distinctively long and pointed.

    Identification difficulty
    ID guidance

    111 clavate tenant setae, characteristic mucro, claw and empodium. 

    Recording advice

    Detailed high magnification microscopic examination required to confirm this species. 

    Habitat

    Most records are from compost and rich organic matter. In VC55 it has been observed grazing on lichens in wet weather. 

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    This is a common and widespread species. 

    VC55 Status

    Under-reported due to identification difficulties. 

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