Xantholinus longiventris

    Description

    A long, dark, slim bodied rove beetle. The head and thorax are quite elongated.

    Similar Species

    The species Xantholinus longiventris and Xantholinus linearis can only be separated by microscopic examination.

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    Habitat

    Various habitats but favours damper areas.

    When to see it

    All year but peaking in spring and summer.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widespread in England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 248 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map