A moderate-sized (11-15mm) with a black or dark red body and mid-brown legs and antennae. The pronotum is strongly contracted and sinuate to the sharp rear angles
This species has a red ID rating and unless identified by a known expert you must provide a satisfactory explanation of how it was identified for the record to be accepted.
A seed-eating species, commonest in dry waste places and dry grassland or arable land where it lives under stones.
July to October
It is a nocturnal, feeding on seeds of Compositae (Daisy family).
Common throughout Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 70 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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