Corticeus unicolor

Alternative names
Hypophlaeus unicolor

Size 5 to 7 mm. A deep red darkling beetle with finely punctate elytra and a blackish head. The pronotum is longer than it is broad.

Identification difficulty

Underneath young bracket fungus and behind bark.

When to see it

Often found at night by torchlight.

UK Status

Rare in Britain and with an RDB3 status (Species with small populations which are localised or thinly scattered.)

VC55 Status

Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland - the  Cloud Wood specimen of 23/04/2012 is possibly the first VC55 record.

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

UK Map