Drymus brunneus


    Length 4-5 mm. This genus has a distinctively-shaped pronotum and the front femur has one larger tooth and several small ones. Within the genus, it can be distinguished by the great width of the forewings across the middle of the abdomen, the brownish (rather than black) legs, and the brown posterior part of the pronotum (c.f. Drymus sylvaticus).


    Often found in damper habitats than D. sylvaticus.

    When to see it

    Adult: All year

    Life History

    It feeds on mosses and fungi.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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