Dasytes plumbeus


A thin grey-black rather hairy beetle about 3.5 to 4.5 mm long. The yellowish tibiae and narrow pronotum help to distinguish it from other species in the genus.

Identification difficulty

The adults are often found visiting flowers.

When to see it

Late spring and summer. Peaking June-July.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 29 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