Enicmus brevicornis


Length 1.5-2mm. Dull black, femora usually pitchy.

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.


Ancient broadleaved woodlands, beneath the decaying bark of ash, beech, birch and sycamore; especially on sycamore affected with sooty bark disease (Cryptostroma corticale).

When to see it

All year.

UK Status

Nationally notable. Widely scattered across England and Wales but scarce in the north.

VC55 Status

Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were 5 records for VC55 up until 2020.

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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