Cyphon variabilis

    Description

    A small brown marsh beetle. Length 3 to 4 mm.  

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.

    Habitat

    Found mainly, but not exclusively in woodland, or in marshes and at poolside margins.

    When to see it

    March to November.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map