Cercyon quisquillius

    Alt Name
    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map