Megalothorax minimus sensu lato


    Megalothorax minimus is a tiny, (maximum length 0.5 mm) blind species which has characteristic stubby antenna. We have decided to label our page Megalothorax minimus sensu lato as full identification to species level requires scanning electron microscope level images. This is an extremely common species but overlooked because of its size (and difficulty of identification).

    Identification difficulty

    Underneath damp logs and in similar damp habitats.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Thought to be widespread and fairly common, but true status is hard to determine due to the difficulty of identification.

    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