Sminthurinus reticulatus

    Description

    Similar to Sminthurinus aureus but distinctively patterned with 3-4 transverse bands on the dorsal abdomen plus dark lateral bands which are discontinuous around the posterior end of the abdomen.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    In soil and leaf litter

    When to see it

    May be found in most months of the year.

    UK Status

    This seems to be another newly established, rapidly expanding alien species.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map