Hypogastrura viatica


    This is a small, rather matt greyish springtail, sometimes showing a violet or purple tinge.

    Identification difficulty

    Occurs in sites rich in organic matter including sewage sludge, rotting leaf litter, compost and other similar situations.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    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