Lymexylon navale

    Description

    Lymexylon navale is an extremely slim beetle and is usually between 6 and 12 mm. The elytra are slightly shorter than the abdomen.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Associated with woodland or other well wooded areas where the larvae develop within a range of trees.

    Life History

    The larvae develop in hardwood.

    UK Status

    An uncommon beetle in Britain it is which is currently designated as RDB2 (vulnerable).

    VC55 Status

    Rare or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. The Cropston record of 3rd July 2017 is the first record of this species in VC55.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map