Orchesella villosa

Description

One of our largest springtails averaging around 4 mm. The body patterning varies, but the body is always densely hairy (giving it the name villosa).

Identification difficulty
UK Status

Widespread and common in southern England and Wales, but less common further north.

VC55 Status

Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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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