Mycetophagus piceus

Range & Status

Throughout England and extending into southern Scotland.

Regional Distribution

Listed in Clark (1906) but then not seen until 2008, when found in Lanhydrock Park.

Habitat & Ecology

Develops in the mycelium of the fungus Laetiporus sulphureus within the decaying heartwood of old Oak Quercus spp. trees, especially open-grown trees in historic parklands.


Loss of old parkland Oaks.


Retention of old trees and their associated deadwood.