A black species with a very distinctive pattern of striata on the elytra.
Found in a variety of habitats including dung and rotten fungi, also found in grass tussocks in the winter.
All year round.
Widespread and fairly frequent especially in southern Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 11 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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