Springtails, earwigs, stoneflies and scorpion flies to be found in and around Torphins Wood, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Torphins is a village in upper Deeside, Aberdeenshire Scotland. There is nothing particularly special about the wood, it is a mixed species coniferous/deciduous wood, so things found there can probably be found in many other Scottish, British or even European woods. For more information on Torphins itself and the human population there go to Torphins.org.
Collembola springtail

Collembola Springtail

Found absolutely everywhere, and in great numbers.

Usually less than 5 mm long.

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Forficula auricularia male, earwig

Forficula auricularia Earwig, Forkytail

Nocturnal, during the day they are found under stones, in grassy tussocks and dark places where they can rest with both the upper and lower surface of the body in contact with something.

Adult body length 14 - 23 mm including the pincers.

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Leuctia sp. adult stonefly

Leuctia sp., stone fly, needle fly

Nymphs are found year round on stones in stream beds, adults on stones and vegetation near streams.

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Stonefly in Perlodidae family

Stonefly in the Perlodidae family

Nymphs are found year round on or under stones in clean streams, adults are found on stones and vegetation near streams.

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Adult stonefly in the Nemouridae family

Stonefly in the Nemouridae family

Nymphs are found year round on or under stones in clean streams, adults are found on stones and vegetation near streams.

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Scorpion fly female, Panorpa sp.scorpion fly male

Scorpion fly Panorpa sp.

Adults are seen from June to August on Bushes and in woods.

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