Hypogastrura viatica

    Description

    This is a small, rather matt greyish springtail, sometimes showing a violet or purple tinge.

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    Habitat

    Occurs in sites rich in organic matter including sewage sludge, rotting leaf litter, compost and other similar situations.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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