Isotoma viridis

    Description

    Identification is difficult due to similar species. The distinguishing features are green pigment (variable in intensity) and a single pair of 'teeth' on the thickened apical edge of the manubrium as illustrated.

    Photo ID?
    Recording advice

    Confirmation requires microscopic proof of presence of one pair of manubrial teeth. 

    Habitat

    Moist habitats, under stones and logs, in leaf litter and moss etc.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map