Aneurus laevis


    Length 4 to 5 mm. The wings of Aneurus flatbugs are completely membranous with the exception of the base. A. laevis is distinguished from A. avenius by the position of the spiracles, which are located around the lateral margins of the abdomen rather than on the underside.

    Identification difficulty

    This flatbug is found under the bark of various dead trees which are infected by fungi, particularly native deciduous species such as oak.

    When to see it

    Adult: All year

    Life History

    Eggs are laid several times a year and all life stages may be found together.

    UK Status

    Although widely distributed across England and parts of Wales, it is not often recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map