Brown Chafer Beetle - Serica brunnea


8 to 10 mm. Entirely brown, but the head between the eyes is a darker brown. Head, thorax and elytra are punctate.

Identification difficulty

Often found in sandy and chalky areas.

When to see it

Peak time is July and August.

UK Status

Locally fairly frequent across England, Wales and southern Scotland. 

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 28 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