There are four species of the round fungus beetle Anisotoma, but this is the only one with the orange markings, the others being entirely dark and difficult to tell apart.
Woodland especially areas with fallen trees and dead wood.
All year round.
They are known to feed on slime moulds, like many other species in the family.
Fairly widespread and quite common in most of England and Wales, fewer records from Scotland.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 23 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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