Stigmus ater Jurine, 1807
This species had not been recorded in Britain at the time of Richards' (1980) RES handbook, but identification characters are given in Lomholdt (1984). It was first recorded in Britain in 1986 (Allen, 1987), although it may previously have been confused with S. solskyi.
Widespread in the Home Counties and spreading northwards through the central midlands, with scattered records from Dorset to Shropshire, Lancashire, County Durham, Yorkshire and East Anglia.
Lomholdt (1984) describes a very limited distribution in Fennoscandia and Denmark, where it is rare and isolated, and very rare in other parts of central and northern Europe. It occurs eastwards to Kazakhstan.