Size 6 to 7 mm. This beetle is all dark brown with studded rows or lines running the length of its elytra. It has adaptations for a life underground. The tarsal segments on the front pair of legs are broadened for digging. This enables exploitation other food sources.
Diverse habitats, particularly pasture, arable land and gardens.
Widespread and very common in Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 178 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
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