Monobella grassei

    Description

    A distinctive slow moving orange springtail, approximately 2 mm long. Long setae on the body and two ocelli on each side of the head. 

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    Habitat

    Leaf litter and rotting wood. 

    When to see it

    All year, primarily autumn-spring. 

    UK Status

    Quite common in the south of England but under recorded. 

    VC55 Status

    Rare or under recorded in leicestershire and Rutland. 

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map