(216PSsex) Pseudosinella sexoculata (Schott 1902)

Pseudosinella sexoculata is a moderately common species which has so far been recorded only from England. It has three ocelli on each side of the head (Fig. 1). These are arranged in two pigment spots with two ocelli in the anterior spot and a single ocellus in the posterior spot. Records are from spoil tips, soil, leaf litter and caves suggesting it could be found almost anywhere!




Fig. 1: Head of Pseudosinella sexoculata collected from a slag heap in Durham in August 1969 by B.R. Hutson. There are three ocelli (1, 2, 3) on each side. Ant, anterior; Post, posterior.

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