The Hidden World beneath Our Feet

Spotted Wolf Spider Pardosa amentata spiderling

Spotted Wolf Spider (Pardosa amentata) spiderling. For scale compare the distorted S-shape just below it, which is slug poop

Beaneath our feet is a hidden world of wonder which many of us do not get to see. Yet it is there all the time. Earlier I lifted up a plant leaf that was trailing across a flagstone, a simple act, and peered beneath it. I entered ‘their’ world.

Tomocerus minor

Tomocerus minor, a springtail

Leiosoma deflexum

Leiosoma deflexum, the smallest weevil I have ever seen, and the first time seeing it. It grows up to 3mm (0.1in) long

Common Chrysalis Snail Lauria cylindracea

Common Chrysalis Snail (Lauria cylindracea) a snail I did not even know existed until today


Please click on an image for a larger more detailed view. Clicking a second time may get you a little closer.


Rear garden, Staffordshire, England. June 2017.

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12 thoughts on “The Hidden World beneath Our Feet

  1. So many bugs! Sometimes I like to just sit and challenge myself to find those small bugs. They go unnoticed so often. I think that it is great that you got some photos of them 😁. I try to get pictures of then, but they are too small for my camera.

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