Lepidocyrtus lignorum


    A predominantly pale species with faint traces of blue pigment on the head, thorax and legs; scales present on the legs and ant1+ant2, no scales on ant3+ant4 (c.f. Lepidocyrtus curvicollis), eyepatch roundish (less elongate than other species).

    Identification difficulty

    In leaf litter.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Little recorded but probably widespread and moderately common. It could be under-recorded due to confusion with other pale Lepidocyrtus species in the past.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map