Cantharis lateralis

    Description

    Length: 5-7mm. The head and elytra are grey-black but the pronotum is orange, sometimes with small dark marks. The legs are usually all yellow/orange except the black rear tibiae.

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    Habitat

    On thistles and umbellifers.

    When to see it

    Late spring and summer.

    UK Status

    Widely distributed throughout southern England and the midlands to south Yorkshire with a few scattered records from the west country, west Wales, East Anglia and the north.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 37 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map