Dicyrtomina minuta


    The name is of this species is confusing - some D. minuta specimens grow bigger than D. ornata. Typically pale gold and less pigmented than D. ornata (dorso-anterior pigmentation lacking in particular). Dark pigment streak on abdomen is similar to D. ornata.

    Identification difficulty

    On the ground in damp places such as leaf litter and on vegetation.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    A common species found throughout Britain. 

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland unknown, probably under recorded.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map