Length 7 mm. This is a distinctive Rove Beetle with a rather elongated body. The abdomen is a reddish brown, with short, dark blackish elytra.
Usually found under bark, but sometimes in decaying wood.
All year round.
Sometimes congregate into small groups in spring.
A locally common species found throughout Britain with records from the very north of Scotland.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 52 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015