- Last updated on 2001.09.05 by Frans Janssens
Checklist of the Collembola: Introduction to the Collembola: slide 1 of 13

Fig.1. Orchesella villosa. Hopkin, S.P. © 1999.
Collembola are everywhere
Springtails have the widest distribution of any hexapod group, occuring throughout the world, including Antarctica. There are about 7000 known species.
Orchesella villosa (Geoffroy, 1764) of 5 mm in length (Collembola: Entomobryidae) is a very common springtail throughout the UK.