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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map