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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map