Entomobrya maritima (Schött, 1893)
Entomobrya lanuginosa is a greenish to greyish-blue species up to 2 mm in length. The dorsal side of the body does not have the distinct pattern of dark pigment localised in patches, or along the margins of the body segments found in the other Entomobrya species that occur in Britain and Ireland. Most records are from coastal sites although there are some inland localities. Having examined specimens of Entomobrya maritima in the NHML collection, Steve decided that they are conspecific with Entomobrya lanuginosa. Both 'species' have smooth labral papillae (Fig. 1) and a prominent spot of pigment on the head between the bases of the antennae (Fig. 2). The mucro is of the 'typical' Entomobrya type with two teeth and a small spine (Fig. 3).