*repandus (Ågren, 1903)
Deuterosminthurus pallipes is common and widespread. It has been recorded mostly under the name Deuterosminthurus repandus which is a junior synonym. Between Spring and Autumn in Steve Hopkin's garden in Reading, all combinations of males and females of the yellow and purple varieties of Deuterosminthurus pallipes could be seen 'courting' on the plants (Fig. 1). All setae on the outer side of the tibiotarsus of the third leg (leg3) are about the same length (Fig. 2). In males, long specialised backward-pointing setae are not present at the posterior end of the sixth abdominal segment (Fig. 3). In females, the setae surrounding the anus are all of similar thickness. The female Sub Anal Appendages (SAA) are not expanded at the tip (Fig. 4).
(Note that on p. 41 and 139 of Steve Hopkin's 1997 book on Collembola he referred to dancing behaviour in Bourletiella hortensis, but in fact the pictures were of this species.)