Malthodes marginatus - 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