Cryptocephalus bipunctatus


    Size: 4 to 6 mm. Cryptocephalus bipunctatus is a black and orange red beetle, but markings can be rather variable. It may have one black longitudinal band on each elytron, or the band may be broken to form two spots, usually one on 'shoulder' and one in the centre of the elytron. The pronotum and legs are black.

    Identification difficulty

    To follow

    When to see it

    To follow

    UK Status

    Scarce in Britain (Notable B); widespread but very local.

    VC55 Status

    Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. The Ketton Quarry record of 23rd May 2015 is only the fourth record for VC55 and the first since 1987.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map