Conopalpus testaceus


This is a small beetle (around 9 mm in length) with two colour forms. The standard form is a fairly uniform reddish-brown colour whilst the other form has orange pronotum and legs and dark elytra.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

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Areas of broad-leaved woodland and other well wooded areas, hedgerows utilising several species of trees, but perhaps favouring oak. Adults may visit wild flowers, particularly umbellifers.

When to see it

Peak time is June and July.

UK Status

Widespread but sometimes local in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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