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


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

UK Map