Dyschirius politus


    A small (4 to 5mm), bronze black burrowing ground beetle.

    Identification difficulty

    Prefers sandy places often on the coast.

    When to see it

    Usually seen between spring and autumn.

    Life History

    It is predatory on rove beetles of the genus Bledius.

    UK Status

    Widespread but quite local in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 4 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map