Bradycellus verbasci


Length 4.5 to 5mm. Pale red brown with the elytra darker towards the apex. Legs and antennae are all pale. The pronotum sides are sinuate with sharp hind corners.

Identification difficulty

In open, usually well-drained habitats such as arable fields and waste ground.

When to see it

All year

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 39 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