Philonthus politus - Philonthus politus
A large dark rove beetle with rather bronzy elytra.
A patch habitat species most frequently found in carrion.
April to November.
Rather localised in Britain. Most records seem to come from central England and from Wales.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 26 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015; however we are not aware of any records between 1999 and the Frolesworth specimen in 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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