Bury Wildlife

Springtails Collembola.

Tomocerus minor 4.5 mm long with antennae that are shorter than the body and a characteristic uniform silvery-bluish iridescence. Common


Orchesella villosa Large hairy springtails averaging around 4 mm. The body patterning varies, but the body is always densely hairy


Entomobrya nivalis About 2 mm in length its characterised as having an enlarged fourth abdominal segment.


Pogonognathellus longicornis spring tail can be found up trees ans is the largesty UK springtail with even longer antenna. Common 20/11/11 old hall farm


Entomobrya intermedia About 2 mm in length but sometimes more. This group is characterised as having an enlarged fourth abdominal segment. Entomobrya intermedia is pale yellow with burgundy markings. The 'U' shaped markings at the end of the abdomen are missing the 'corners', unlike E. nivalis where the 'U' is complete.


Entomobrya nivalis with above are two closley related species and some experts think the same quite a lot of these either or both found very small under bark dip.


Found  under bark Globular springtail  Sminthurinus niger, these are about 0.6mm long and resemble full stops moving about very active Collembola. Common b


1mm size poss Dicyrtomidae genus globular springtail

found on pine woods knowsley rd ainsworth


Dicyrtomina saundersi globular springtail radcliffe eees 21/03/12



Dicyrtoma fusca globular springtail found Holcombe valley 13/03/12