Dolerus haematodes


    This is one of several very similar Dolerus species, the males being all black, but the females have an orange/red pronotum. With all Dolerus species detailed examination is recommended in order to identify them to species level.

    Identification difficulty

    Wet grassland and marshy areas.

    When to see it

    April and May.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain but infrequent or not well recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Rare or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. The Nailstone specimen of 13th April 2015 is believed to be the first record of this species in VC55.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map