Common Chthonid - Chthonius ischnocheles


Length of body 1.6 to 2.4 mm.

Identification difficulty

Found beneath stones, bricks and other debris as well as woodland soil and litter, and occasionally bird and other animal nests.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Throughout Britain it is very widespread, but appears to be absent from the central and north of Scotland and central Wales. Locally it is often quite common.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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

UK Map