Tachyporus chrysomelinus

Apparently not that common in the West of England, but widespread over most of England and Wales. We first recorded it in a leaf litter sample we took from beneath the hazel in October 2022. This tiny insect needs a stereo microscope to really get a good view of it.

A rather steam-punkish looking creature that feeds during the day under detritus in the garden, where it looks for tiny invertebrates to hunt.