Quedius fuliginosus


With a length of 10 to 15 mm this is one of the larger rove beetles.  It is a dark species with a mainly black appearance and is similar to several other species, especially the more common Quedius curtipennis. Detailed examination is necessary for identification.

Identification difficulty

Often found in woodland or well wooded areas, although not exclusively so. May be found under stones, behind bark, in leaf litter etc.

When to see it

Can be seen in most months of the year.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 36 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map