Entomobrya multifasciata

Entomobrya multifasciata

Class Collembola (Springtails)
Order Entomobryomorpha (Elongated springtails)
Family Entomobryidae (Entomobryid springtails)
Species Entomobrya multifasciata (Tullberg, 1871)

Length 2 mm.

A distinctly banded springtail with a characteristic pattern of 2 forward pointing triangles near the posterior edge readily help identify this species.

Seen throughout the year in various habitats, amongst leaf-litter and agricultural crops. Common and widespread.

Found in back garden, South Staffordshire. © Peter Hillman.