Dasytes plumbeus

    Description

    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
    Habitat

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    Map key:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records:

    • RED = 2020+
    • DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
    • LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015

    UK Map