This is a very tiny, dark brown feather-wing beetle. This family contains the smallest of all beetles with a length of 0.5 mm and even the largest members of the family only measure 2 mm.
Can be found in leaf litter.
All year round.
Adults and larvae of this family are usually found in rotting organic material in a wide range of habitats.
Seems to be widespread in England and Wales.
Rare or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 2 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records:
- RED = 2020+
- DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
- LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015