Sminthurides aquaticus

Description

Adults up to 0.5mm, females larger than males. Yellowish with some blue pigmentation on the dorsal side of the body. In Sminthurides aquaticus, the fourth antennal segment in the female is not divided into subsegments (c.f. other Sminthurides).

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Wet habitats. Often found on the surface of ponds.

UK Status

Widespread and common.

VC55 Status

Not known.

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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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