(387 SNalb) Sminthurinus albifrons (Tullberg, 1871)

Sminthurinus albifronsis a rare species with no records since the 1920s. A unique feature is the tiny claws that are only about one third as long as the mucro. The abdomen and head are black and there is a large white spot between the eyes. It reaches 1.0 mm in length. There are no specimens in the NHML slide collection and there is some doubt as to whether it occurs in Britain as it could have been confused with another Sminthurinus species. It should be looked for in moss, litter, dead wood and low vegetation.




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