Badister bullatus

    Description

    Length 5 to 6.5 mm. It has a black head, bright orangey pronotum and orangey-brown elytra with black markings. The scutellum is black.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Found in moss or litter in a variety of habitats including ditch banks woodland and gardens

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 100 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map