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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map