Deleaster dichrous

    Description

    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
    Habitat

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map