Distribution and Habitat
In southern and eastern England it is widespread, but probably under-recorded, and appears to be rare in Ireland.
It inhabits damp friable soils in a wide range of habitats, including wet deciduous woodland, alluvial meadows, banks of streams and ditches, seepages on ‘soft’ slumping cliffs, and occasionally churchyards and farmyards.
It is elusive and characteristically found with difficulty on the underside of embedded stones and dead wood or amongst damp rubble. It is typically found with Trichoniscus pusillus agg., T. pygmaeus and Haplophthalmus spp.
This summary is based on the detailed account in Gregory (2009).