Aplotarsus incanus


Length: 7 to 10.5 mm. A rather grey looking, slightly hairy click beetle. This is a difficult species to identify and dissection is usually necessary for confirmation.

Photo ID?

Damp grassland, marshes, pond edges, etc.

When to see it

April to July

Life History

Larvae feed on grass roots, the adults on grasses, rushes and willows.

UK Status

Fairly frequent in Britain mainly in the more central areas.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 43 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map