Acrotrichis rosskotheni


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.

Identification difficulty

Can be found in leaf litter.

When to see it

All year round.

Life History

Adults and larvae of this family are usually found in rotting organic material in a wide range of habitats.

UK Status

Seems to be widespread in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Rare or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 2 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map