Common Tree-chernes - Chernes cimicoides


Length of body 2.2 to 2.7 mm. The body has a rather banded appearance between dark brown and a lighter yellowy brown. The pedipalps are a reddish tawny brown.

Identification difficulty

Chernes cimicoides can be found under the bark of dry, dead and over-mature trees, particularly oak, beech, elm and willow.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

In Britain it is widespread throughout England, as far north as York and into mid Wales.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map