Cytilus sericeus


Length 4 to 5 mm. Dark bronze to metallic-greenish; pronotum shining, finely and rather diffusely punctured and pubescent. Elytra with alternate interstices with patches of black velvety pubescence.

Identification difficulty

Often found in mossy areas.

When to see it

All year but mainly March to July.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 19 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