A small black rove beetle with studded holes on both the short elytra and thorax area.
Able to adapt to a wide range of environmental conditions and might be found in all kinds of decaying matter, waterside mud and leaf litter.
All year round but most records seem to indicate the best time to find this species is March and April.
Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 376 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