Cercyon quisquillius - Cercyon quisquilius

Alternative names
Cercyon quisquilius

Although tiny this species is soon recognised by its golden brown colouration and rather elongate form.

Identification difficulty

Around cow dung.

When to see it

Early spring to late autumn peaking in summer.

Life History

Breed in dung, but associated with all kinds of decaying matter.

UK Status

Widespread and frequent in the southern half of Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 13 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