Pseudosinella alba is widespread and very common in leaf litter, soil and organic matter throughout the UK. Each eye is comprised of two ocelli which are close together in a single spot of pigment on either side of the head - difficult to resolve unless the pigment has been cleared. The claw has prominent teeth and the body is covered in scales, also present on the dens. The mucro has two teeth. Of the six UK species of Pseudosinella, the other common non-costal UK species Pseudosinella immaculata is blind. Pseudosinella alba can be distinguished from Heteromurus nitidis because in Heteromurus, abd.4 is less than 2 times the length of abd.3.
In leaf litter, soil and organic matter.
All year round.
Widespread and very common throughout Britain and Ireland.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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