Corticeus unicolor

    Alt Name
    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map