Dicyrtoma fusca


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.

When to see it

All year round.

Life History

Feeds on mould and fungi.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Scotland but little recorded in Wales.

VC55 Status

Thought to be fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map