Antherophagus pallens

Description

Size 4.5 to 5 mm. A brownish-yellow beetle. 

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Good quality photographs required – detailed examination may be necessary.

Habitat

Associated with the nests of Bombus species of Bee, but has also been recorded from flowers.

When to see it

Peak time is June to August.

UK Status

Widespread in England and Wales, but not common.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Species profile

Species group:
Beetles
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Coleoptera
Family:
Cryptophagidae
Records on NatureSpot:
2
First record:
21/07/2022 (Dejardin, Andrew)
Last record:
01/06/2023 (Calow, Graham)

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