Agriotes pallidulus


    This 'click beetle' is about 3.5 to 5 mm in length. It has ribbed brown hairy elytra, often with a darker mid-line, plus a black head and thorax.

    Identification difficulty

    Often in grassland

    When to see it

    All year round

    Life History

    Larvae live on the roots of grass

    UK Status

    Fairly widespread in England and Wales with fewer records from Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 107 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