Dolerus ferrugatus


    The adult is black throughout.


    Any habitat where Juncus species are present in numbers.

    When to see it

    Adult early May to early July

    Life History

    Larva is rather distinctive with a yellowy green body and an orange head. It has a creamy coloured 'skirt' with a row of black dots. It is associated with various Juncus species of Rush.

    UK Status

    Can be fairly frequent, but quite local in distribution. Most British records come from England.

    VC55 Status

    Locally frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map