4 to 6 mm. Head black, narrowly expanded laterally in front of eyes, evenly rounded then sinuate to front angles, front margin distinctly curved. Pronotum black, very convex and shining, finely bordered, evenly punctured throughout with large and small punctures. Elytra uniformly black or sometimes obscurely reddish, appearing dull against pronotum. Legs black. Hind tarsi with first segment as long as next three together.
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Found in various types of dung as well as decaying vegetable matter.
Peak time is April to August.
Widespread and quite common in Britain.
Fairly frequent and possibly under recorded in our area.
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