Sphaeridium scarabaeoides - Sphaeridium scarabaeoides
Length 5 to 7 mm. Quite a distinctively marked beetle: the blackish coloured elytra have a dark red blotch and fade to a pale yellow-brown in the rear third.
Around cattle dung.
Spring to autumn.
Associated with cow dung.
Fairly common and widespread in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 34 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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