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


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

UK Map