Malthodes marginatus

    Description

    The greyish elytra bear a pair of yellow spots. Although this is a distinctive species there are others that are very similar and great care is needed with identification.

    Similar Species

    Malthinus flaveolus.

    Photo ID?
    Habitat

    Well wooded areas.

    When to see it

    May to August.

    UK Status

    Fairly common and widespread across Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 19 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map