Allacma fusca

Alt Name

It is a large dark brown springtail reaching 3.5 mm in length.

There are other similar species and certain identification requires detailed examination, if we cannot be certain that an image is Allacma fusca but it is likely to be this species, it is highlighted in a red box.

Photo ID?

Found in a variety of moist habitats near to the ground surface.

When to see it

Peak of activity is from spring to autumn.

UK Status

Fairly common and quite widespread in Britain particularly in the southern half of the country.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map