Asaphidion curtum


Length about 4 or 5 mm. A shiny metallic bronze beetle sometimes with violet or blue overtones. The elytra have prominent depressions. This species has very prominent eyes. Antennal segments 6-10 yellow/brown, c.f. segments 6-10 blackish/brown in Asaphidion flavipes

Identification difficulty

Woodlands and gardens, often in leaf litter. It prefers moist and heavy soils.

When to see it

All year round, but particularly March to August.

UK Status

Widely distributed in England and Wales, in the west many records are coastal and in the northeast, above York, there are no records.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 40 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map