This small (3 to 5 mm) beetle is a dull blood red with a darker central area behind the pronotum.
Associated with rushes and reeds especially bulrush, but by no means restricted to these.
Spring to autumn.
Widespread and locally frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 388 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015