Dromius meridionalis


A 6 or 7mm long red brown beetle.

Identification difficulty

Well wooded areas.

When to see it

Usually seen between April and October.

Life History

It is an arboreal species found on a variety of tree species such as Sycamore, Horse-chestnut and Spruce where it can often be located under bark.

UK Status

Fairly frequent and widespread in the southern half of Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 26 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