Athous haemorrhoidalis


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

    Identification difficulty

    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.

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

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