Anisotoma humeralis

    Description

    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.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Woodland especially areas with fallen trees and dead wood.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    Life History

    They are known to feed on slime moulds, like many other species in the family.

    UK Status

    Fairly widespread and quite common in most of England and Wales, fewer records from Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 23 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map