Monobella grassei


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

    Identification difficulty

    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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map