Book Scorpion - Cheiridium museorum


A tiny dark red-brown creature. Its back has a series of waved ridges.

Identification difficulty

Usually found close to habitation, and often inside houses, outbuildings or in the nests of birds that nest around such buildings.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Appears to be widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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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