Aplotarsus incanus


    Length: 7 to 10.5 mm. A rather grey looking, slightly hairy click beetle. This is a difficult species to identify and dissection is usually necessary for confirmation.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Records not accepted from photos alone.


    Damp grassland, marshes, pond edges, etc.

    When to see it

    April to July

    Life History

    Larvae feed on grass roots, the adults on grasses, rushes and willows.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent in Britain mainly in the more central areas.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 43 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map