Dasytes aeratus

Description

A thin grey-black rather hairy beetle about 5 mm long.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

The adults are often found visiting flowers.

When to see it

Late spring and summer.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 24 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map