Catops grandicollis


This is a dark grey coloured round fungus beetle.

Identification difficulty

Can be found in Carrion and rotting vegetable matter. Prefers more open, non woodland habitats.

When to see it

All year peaking in spring and summer.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 15 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