A small (3.5 to 4 mm) rove beetle. The short elytra and legs are orange.
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Possibly associated with sand and shingle along river banks, but also attracted to light.
Peak season is difficult to determine due to lack of records, but the records we are aware of were from July and August.
The lack of records suggests that this is quite an uncommon beetle in Britain, but it may well be under recorded due to its small size and the difficulty of identification.
Rare or rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland, the Sapcote record of 24th June 2019 may be only the second record for VC55.
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