Cercyon haemorrhoidalis

    Description

    Size 2.5 to 3.1 mm. It is a very dark reddish brown, almost black looking in the field.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Occurring in herbivore dung in just about any situation, but they may also be found in various types of decaying vegetable matter.

    When to see it

    Become active from early spring.

    UK Status

    Widely distributed, occurring quite frequently throughout mainland Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 46 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map