Hypogastrura viatica - Hypogastrura viatica


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

Photo ID?

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.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map