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


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

UK Map