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).
Underneath damp logs and in similar damp habitats.
All year round.
Thought to be widespread and fairly common, but true status is hard to determine due to the difficulty of identification.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015