Length 7 to 9 mm. A handsome beetle with a metallic sheen that can vary from golden greens through to maroons and purples in certain light conditions.
Mainly in open places, or under stones and in dead wood.
Most of the year
Common and widespread in Britain.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 50 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015