Anacaena globulus


2.5 to 3.5mm. Strongly convex above, shape broadly oval and colouration dark, almost black with contrasting pale pronotal and elytral margins. Distinguished from our other species by the form of the mesosternum; the sharply-declined part in front of the coxae is at most slightly raised medially but lacks any transverse or longitudinal keels.

Similar Species

Other Anacaena species.  

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

High quality photos showing key features required. 


Wetland habitats. 

When to see it

All year, but mainly encountered from mid-April to November.

UK Status

Common and widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Common and widespread in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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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