Denticollis linearis


    Length 9 to 13 mm. Although a variable species, the pronotum is always orangey red. The elytra can be various shades of brown and have pitted rows down their length.

    Identification difficulty

    Various habitats from meadows to wooded areas.

    When to see it

    Peaking in summer

    Life History

    The larvae are found mainly under loose bark, and pupate in spring

    UK Status

    Common in England and Wales but scarcer in Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 39 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