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

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