Valenzuela burmeisteri


A moderately small (c.3mm), rather plain red-brown species.

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.


Strongly associated with conifer/evergreen branches (no records from trunks) but occasionally found on deciduous trees and low vegetation.

When to see it

Peak time is probably June to September, but records do occur outside of those months.

UK Status

Quite frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Further Information 

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map

Species profile

Species group:
Barklice & Booklice
Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
22/05/2020 (Gamble, David)
Last record:
14/11/2023 (Cann, Alan)

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