Neanura muscorum

Description

A very common blueish-purple springtail, usually found under bark on decaying wood. The eyes are highly distinctive with 3+3 ocelli. It lacks a furca. 

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Dead wood.

When to see it

All year round. 

UK Status

Very common in Britain.

VC55 Status

Common but rarely recorded in our area.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map