Cordylepherus viridis

Description

Similar in appearance to the more common Malachius bipustulatus, but can be separated with detailed examination. Cordylepherus viridis is slightly smaller and bluer than M. bipustulatus.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Flower meadows, on flowers and grasses.

When to see it

Summer

UK Status

Fairly frequent in England south of The Wash, much scarcer further north.

VC55 Status

Scarce or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 4 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map