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Sminthurus viridis (lucerne flea)

Synonyms: Podura viridis

Wikipedia Abstract

Sminthurus viridis is a member of the Collembola, the springtails, an order in the subphylum Hexapoda. The species is known by common names such as clover springtail, lucerne flea, or Lucerne earth flea. Common names such as Lucerne flea are misleading because, being a member of the Collembola, this species is not even remotely related to the fleas. Calling it a "flea" simply is a reference to its jumping ability and its small size.
View Wikipedia Record: Sminthurus viridis

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Burnham Beeches 946 England, United Kingdom  
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Lower Derwent Valley 2263 England, United Kingdom
North Somerset and Mendip Bats 1387 England, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Tulach Hill and Glen Fender Meadows 3912 Scotland, United Kingdom


Prey / Diet

Convolvulus arvensis (perennial morningglory)[1]
Medicago sativa (yellow alfalfa)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acronicta rumicis (Knot Grass)1
Adelphocoris lineolatus (alfalfa plant bug)1
Aelia acuminata1
Aproaerema anthyllidella1
Archips crataegana1
Argyrotaenia ljungiana1
Asiraca clavicornis1
Aspitates ochrearia1
Asteroscopus sphinx (Sprawler)1
Autographa gamma (Silver Y Moth)1
Axylia putris (Flame)1
Bedellia somnulentella (Sweet potato leafminer)1
Cacoecimorpha pronubana (Carnation Tortrix)1
Callistege mi (Mother Shipton Moth)1
Cassida rubiginosa (Thistle Tortoise Beetle)1
Closterotomus norvegicus (strawberry bug)1
Cnephasia asseclana (Flax Tortrix Moth)1
Cnephasia incertana (Light Grey Tortrix Moth)1
Cnephasia stephensiana (Grey Tortrix Moth)1
Colias croceus (Clouded Yellow Butterfly)1
Colias hyale (Pale Clouded Yellow)1
Elaphria venustula1
Emmelina monodactyla (T-Moth)1
Euclidia glyphica (Burnet Companion Moth)1
Gastrophysa polygoni1
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Double-striped Pug)1
Hada plebeja (Shears)1
Idaea emarginata (Small Scallop)1
Lacanobia oleracea (Bright-line Brown-Eye Moth)1
Larentia clavaria (Mallow)1
Lasiocampa trifolii (Grass Eggar)1
Liriomyza congesta1
Longitarsus pellucidus1
Longitarsus rubiginosus1
Lygus rugulipennis1
Mamestra brassicae (Cabbage Moth)1
Melanchra persicariae (Dot Moth)1
Peridroma saucia (variegated cutworm)1
Philaenus spumarius (meadow froghopper)1
Polyommatus icarus (Common Blue Butterfly)1
Rivula sericealis (Straw Dot Moth)1
Scopula rubiginata (Tawny Wave)1
Sitochroa verticalis1
Sparganothis pilleriana1
Spilosoma lubricipeda (White Ermine Moth)1
Spodoptera exigua (beet armyworm)1
Tanymecus palliatus1
Thrips tabaci (Onion thrip)1
Timandra griseata1
Trichoplusia ni (cabbage looper)1
Tyta luctuosa (four-spotted moth)1
Xylena vetusta (Red Sword-grass)1


Lithobius forficatus (Brown centipede)[2]
Regulus ignicapilla (Common Firecrest)[2]
Saldula saltatoria (Common Shore Bug)[2]




Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2Ecology of Commanster
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