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.

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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