Cercyon haemorrhoidalis


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

Identification difficulty

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.

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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