Chlaenius vestitus

    Description

    Length 8.5 to 11mm. A metallic green beetle with orangey-yellow patches at the ends of the elytra.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Usually found in marshes, reedbeds and on the edges of ponds and lakes.

    When to see it

    Peak time is May to September.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in the southern half of Britain

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 9 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map