Size 1.5 to 2 mm. This small globular springtail varies somewhat in colour from a dark maroon red to paler yellow form. The mottled patterning also varies.
Lives in damp places such as the moss on trees and in leaf litter.
All year round.
Feeds on mould and fungi.
Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Scotland but little recorded in Wales.
Thought to be fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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