Sphaeridium lunatum - Sphaeridium lunatum
Length 5.5 to 7.5 mm. A very smooth, blackish dome shaped beetle with pale yellow tips to the lytra and faint reddish blotches on its sides.
Around herbivorous animals.
April to October.
Adults feed on the fresh dung of herbivorous animals; their young are predators of small insect larvae.
Fairly frequent and widespread in England and Wales.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 32 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
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