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.
Often in grassland
All year round
Larvae live on the roots of grass
Fairly widespread in England and Wales with fewer records from Scotland.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 107 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