Lepidocyrtus violaceus


Lepidocyrtus violaceus belongs to the group of Lepidocyrtus with strong blue pigment on the head, thorax, abdomen and legs. The second thoracic segment is not prominent. There are scales on the legs and on the first and second segments of the antennae, but not on segments 3 and 4.  English specimens rarely exceed 1.6 mm.

Identification difficulty

Moist habitats, under stones and logs, in leaf litter and moss etc.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Little recorded but may be more common in Britain than records indicate.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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

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