Orchesella villosa


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.

be our species champion

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map