Anthicus antherinus


A small (3 to 3.5 mm) black and rust red beetle.

Identification difficulty

Open habitats and grassy places.

When to see it

Has been recorded in most months of the year but peak times seem to be April-May and September-November.

UK Status

Mostly recorded from the southern half of Britain.

VC55 Status

Infrequently recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 6 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map