Contacyphon palustris


A small (approx. 3.3 mm) reddish brown marsh beetle.

Identification difficulty

Favouring damp habitats such as pond margins and wet meadows.

When to see it

Late May to August.

UK Status

Widespread but local in Britain.

VC55 Status

Infrequently recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland, although analysis in Warwickshire suggests the species may be increasing in the Midlands area. There were approximately 5 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map