About 2 mm in length but sometimes more. This group is characterised as having an enlarged fourth abdominal segment. Entomobrya nivalis is pale yellow with burgundy markings. The 'U' shaped markings at the end of the abdomen is complete, unlike E. intermedia where the 'U' is missing the 'corners'.
Submissions need to show dorsal pigmentation clearly.
Anywhere where food can be found including compost heaps and leaf litter.
All year round.
Feeds on living and dead vegetation.
Common throughout Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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