Trichocera hiemalis


    Male hiemalis can be distinguished by the fused gonocoxal bridge, usually forming an acute tip. It also often has an outgrowth on the ninth sternite.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Detailed examination may be necessary to identify to species level.


    Woodland and other damp areas, especially where old trees and their associated fungi are found.

    When to see it

    Autumn through to spring, probably peaking in October.

    Life History

    A polyphagous species recorded from many species of fungi, as well as from other decaying material.

    UK Status

    Widespread in the southern half of Britain with fewer records further north.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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

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