Cercyon unipunctatus

    Description

    This is a very small (about 2 mm) beetle. The straw brown elytra have a single large blackish spot.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Although this is a water scavenging beetle, it flies well and has been attracted to light, and recorded on dung.

    When to see it

    Summer is the best time to see this species, although it can be found all year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 11 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map