Micrambe ulicis

Description

A very tiny (1 or 2 mm) brown beetle.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Anywhere that gorse is found.

When to see it

Numbers peak in spring and summer.

Life History

Nearly always found on gorse.

UK Status

Widespread and common in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 15 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