Cantharis nigra - Cantharis nigra
The black elytra (wing covers) are shiny and have a layer of very fine hairs. The pronotum can be all black or may have varying amounts of red.
Hay meadows, and damper grassland especially near to marsh and water.
Late May to late July
Relatively common across England and southern Scotland
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 73 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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