Agriotes acuminatus


    This is a brown click beetle, the head often appearing darker than the elytra. Ridges are visible running the length of the elytra. The legs and antennae are a light brown colour.

    Identification difficulty

    A wide range of habitats, predominantly broadleaved woodland but also agricultural land, grasslands and scrub and gardens.

    When to see it

    Adults emerge in May and can be present into July.

    Life History

    Larvae develop in soil, feeding on the roots of a range of grass species.

    UK Status

    Widely distributed and fairly frequent in England and Wales. Very few, scattered records from Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 39 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map