Rhagonycha lignosa

    Description

    At 6 or 7 mm this is a small, slim beetle with entirely dark forebody and scutellum, pale golden; strongly granulate elytra and pale gold coloured legs.

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    Habitat

    Mostly arboreal, and likely to be found in woodland borders, parkland and wasteland, but it may also be found on umbelliferous flowers such as Hogweed in warm weather.

    When to see it

    May to late July.

    UK Status

    Fairly common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 57 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map