Cryptopleurum minutum

    Description

    A small (1.6 to 2 mm) dark beetle with deeply ribbed elytra.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.

    Habitat

    Very varied habitats including moss and dung.

    When to see it

    Can be found in most months of the year.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map