Choleva spadicea


    Choleva beetles have long legs and antennae but are hard to distinguish. This specimen is likely to be Choleva spadicea but this has not been confirmed

    Identification difficulty

    They mainly live in the burrows of mammals or in bird nests

    UK Status

    Widespread in England, but it is difficult to know just how common the species is due to lack of reliable records.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 10 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