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. 

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    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map