Length 4 to 5 mm. This is a small bright red beetle with elytra that are shorter than the body and with black on the head and thorax.
Has a preference for wetter areas around reedbeds and margins.
August to October.
Feeds on flowers and small insects.
Widespread in the southern half of Britain.
Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 7 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