This small (3 or 4 mm long) rove beetle, black with dark red wing cases and a yellow margin to its thorax is another species which is shaped like a teardrop travelling blunt end first.
In plant litter, moss, under leaf rosettes, or amongst soil crumbs on the soil surface.
All year round.
It is a useful predator of other small invertebrates in the garden or in agriculture, feeding especially on aphids.
Common and widespread in Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 449 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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