A moderately small (c.3mm), rather plain red-brown species.
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.
Peak time is probably June to September, but records do occur outside of those months.
Quite frequent in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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