Bledius gallicus

Description

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.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Possibly associated with sandy soils.

When to see it

All year round but best time seems to be late spring and summer.

UK Status

Widespread but rather infrequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Rare or rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 2 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map