A fairly small (5.5 to 7 mm) member of the Staphylinidae family. There are two forms, one with red elytra and the other a more uniformly dark form.
Possibly associated with sandy soils.
All year round but best time seems to be late spring and summer.
Widespread but rather infrequent in Britain.
Rare or rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 2 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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