Gyrohypnus angustatus

    Description

    Length 6 to7 mm. Head black. Pronotum black to dark brown, sometimes paler around the margins. Elytra usually brown, occasionally darker or even black. Abdominal tergites usually dark brown. Legs brown to dark brown. Antennae brown with segment 1 darker. Maxillary palps reddish with terminal segment slightly paler.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Recorded from a wide variety of habitats including rotten wood, litter piles, moss, river banks etc.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain and one of the more frequently recorded species of Gyrohypnus.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 39 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map