Bradycellus harpalinus


This small beetle (4-5mm) can be variable but is generally reddish brown with pale legs and antennae.

Identification difficulty

It is found in a wide range of habitats, including gardens, grasslands and woodland.

When to see it

Peak from May to September

UK Status

It is widely distributed in Britain and often abundant.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 62 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map