Coccidula rufa


    This small (3 to 5 mm) beetle is a dull blood red with a darker central area behind the pronotum.

    Identification difficulty

    Associated with rushes and reeds especially bulrush, but by no means restricted to these.

    When to see it

    Spring to autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread and locally frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 388 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map