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.

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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