Megarthrus prosseni


    A very small dark maroon-brown rove beetle with a short rather stubby appearance.

    Identification difficulty

    Associated with most decomposing material, including straw, leaves and fungi. It has also been associated with dung.

    When to see it

    All year but mostly late spring to autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 19 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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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