Recording the wildlife of Leicestershire and Rutland
- Springtails & Bristletails
Springtails & Bristletails
All images on this website have been taken in Leicestershire and Rutland by NatureSpot members. We welcome new contributions - just register and use the Submit Records form to post your photos. Click on any image below to visit the species page. The RED / AMBER / GREEN dots indicate how easy it is to identify the species, particularly from a photo. See our Photo ID page for more information.
Springtails and bristletails are no longer considered to be insects and are classified in the arthropod sub-phylum hexapoda. For help photographing springtails, see our article on Ultra-Marco Photography.
- Empodial filament - empodium longer than claw.
- female (left) is colour form repandus, male (right) is typical colour
Sminthuridae - Globular springtails
- on Salix trunk
Dicyrtomidae - Globular springtails
- Dark ocelli on pale eye patch