Ophion minutus


Quite similar in appearance to some other Ophion species, but smaller (around 10 mm).

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.


Various habitats and sometimes attracted to light.

When to see it

Peak time is May to September.

UK Status

It appears to be fairly widespread in Britain but lack of records means that true status is difficult to determine.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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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