Allacma fusca forma usignata


Allacma fusca forma usignata
Allacma fusca forma usignata
Allacma fusca forma usignata

Class Collembola (Springtails)
Order Symphypleona (Globular springtails)
Family Sminthuridae (Sminthurid springtails)
Species Allacma fusca forma usignata (Johnston, 1847)

Length 3.5 mm.

Britain’s largest Sminthuridae, this is a dark brown, speckled globular springtail.

Seen spring and autumn, and found in a variety of moist habitats near to the ground such as in leaf litter. Common and widespread throughout. Native to Britain.

Found under loose bark in local wood, South Staffordshre September 2020. © Peter Hillman.