Atholus duodecimstriatus


A black species with a very distinctive pattern of striata on the elytra.

Identification difficulty

Found in a variety of habitats including dung and rotten fungi, also found in grass tussocks in the winter.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent especially in southern Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 11 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