Orchesella cincta - Orchesella cincta
The densely pigmented often yellowish third abdominal segment is characteristic, although the level of pigmentation is somewhat variable. They grow to around 4 mm so are just about recognisable with the naked eye. All the Orchesella species can have non-symmetrical antennae, possibly due to damage earlier in their life.
Various habitats such as under stones etc. It will also climb tree trunks to feed.
All year round.
One of the most common species of springtails in Britain.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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