Cercyon obsoletus


    A beetle with dark reddish brown elytra and blacker head and pronotum.

    Images contained in a red box denote that they are only likely to be this species and are typical of the species but have not been examined in detail to be certain of identity

    Identification difficulty

    In cattle dung.

    When to see it

    Spring to autumn.

    Life History

    Associated with cattle dung.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 8 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map