Athous haemorrhoidalis

Description

Approximately 15 mm long, this brown beetle has elytra covered in fine brown hairs.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Found in hedgerows and meadows. The adults can be found on various types of vegetation.

When to see it

May to August.

Life History

Like all click beetles, it can flick itself into the air when laid on its back - an action which makes a click sound. The larvae feed on roots and can become a pest of root crops.

UK Status

Common throughout Britain

VC55 Status

Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 162 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map