Deleaster dichrous


    Length 7 to 8 mm. This is a distinctive rove beetle. It has a dark head but the antennae and legs are orange. The elytra are also orange, but the abdomen is dark brown-black.

    Identification difficulty

    Flies well and sometimes visits light traps.

    When to see it

    Spring and summer.

    UK Status

    Widespread but uncommon in Britain where it is a 'Nationally notable B' species.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 6 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