Dacne rufifrons


    It has dark blackish or blue-black elytra with indistinct red blotches.

    Identification difficulty

    Associated with bracket fungi and decaying timber.

    When to see it

    Best June and July.

    Life History

    Breeds in dry fungus and decaying timber of broad-leaved trees.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales, less common elsewhere in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 30 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