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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map