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.

    Photo ID?
    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map